Faribault, MN: Citizen's Committee, 1884. A tourism booklet for the town of Faribault in Minnesota, which is approximately 50 miles south of Minneapolis. It is described as having a "charming combination of hill and dale, lake and river, forest and prairie, showing views of it's educational institutions, churches, business establishments and scenery." The booklet starts by giving a brief history of the town, before continuing on to describe its institutions. Faribault has a large selection of schools, such as Shattuck St. Mary's (a prestigious boarding school still in existence today), State Institution for the the Deaf and Dumb, School for Feeble-Minded Children, School for the Blind, and Seabury Divinity School. Also described are several town government buildings and local business like the Court House, Rail Road Station, Faribault Foundry and Windmill Company, lime stone quarry, and Brunswick Hotel. There are also several scenic locations, such as Cedar Lake, Roberd's Lake, Linden Park, Cannon Lake, and Sergeant's Bay. The booklet ends with a section that briefly describes the town's "aboriginal inhabitants" before listing the statistics of the county. Included in the booklet are numerous black and white engravings of the buildings and surrounding area, of which the majority are full page illustrations. All the illustrations come with captions, and of note, is that one caption for an engraving has not age well, for beneath a picture of the School for Feeble-Minded Children it reads, "South wing of Imbecile School". Written in pencil on the title page is "with compliments J. C. Perkins." Today Faribault is regarded as one of the most historic communities in Minnesota. 62 pages. Illustrated covers. Staple bindings. Measures 9" x 6"
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