This is Author’s Beat, sponsored by The Writers League of the Villages in central Florida. This program is hosted by award-winning author Mark H. Newhouse and was created by Don Canaan and Mark Newhouse.
Did you know that Brooklyn is not neccessily part of "The Big Apple?"
Just north of Minneapolis and along the Mississippi River stretch the fertile prairies that attracted French Canadians and New Englanders in 1852. Originally called Brooklyn Township, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center grew as settlers cultivated farms and marketed their produce. The story of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center, as told through pictures, old-timer memories, and yellowed newspapers, reveals the lives of loggers, potato farmers, war heroes, and everyday people who found their dreams and quietly raised their families.
With a passion for writing, today's guest author, Pat Snodgrass, a descendant of Minnesota's territorial pioneers, along with a love of history, coordinated publishing a series of books on Brooklyn's participation in the Civil War