Rhonda Fochs and the lost towns of northern Minnesota

Minnesota Lost TownsAuthor Rhonda Fochs will be discussing her book “Minnesota Lost Towns” this Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 pm at the Cultural Center.  There is no charge for this event and everyone is invited to learn about the history of our region through the small towns that have been lost. Rhonda’s book takes us on a trip into Minnesota history and visits nearly 150 northern Minnesota lost towns. Learn how these towns were created, grew and prospered, and why they died, where they were located and what you’ll see there today.  This event is free of charge and open to the public.  Everyone invited.

Minnesota author Rhonda Fochs has been traveling the state in search of lost towns, lost stories and the people who created them. This is her first in what Fochs hopes will become a series. “Minnesota’s Lost Towns: Northern Edition,” was published in mid-May this year.

“I wanted to tell folks about the people and the places,” Fochs said. “It’s the story of people and places that are fun to read — I tried to capture the interest and personality of each town.”

“We’re all connected to these towns in some way,” Fochs said. “We’ve driven through them, our ancestors came from them. History is right in our own backyards.”