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'Scott House Souvenirs' details history of local landmark

If you have ever wondered what life was like at the Head of the Lakes before I-35 or plane travel, a new book titled "Scott House Souvenirs," just released by Dovetailed Press LLC, will provide you with a wealth of information about that earlier era.

If you have ever wondered what life was like at the Head of the Lakes before I-35 or plane travel, a new book titled "Scott House Souvenirs," just released by Dovetailed Press LLC, will provide you with a wealth of information about that earlier era.

Scott House is a homestead located three miles south of the city of Carlton on Lac La Belle. It was the site of a stage stop inn on the first road to connect St. Paul with northern Wisconsin and Minnesota during the Military Road era during the 1850s and '60s.

Scott House has a colorful past as an inn, garden market farm, and family residence. It has been renovated and now serves as an events center.

Scott House Souvenirs relates the history of Scott House and the Military Road. Collections of artifacts and furniture from Scott House are showcased in a portfolio of black and white still life photographs.

The book is co-authored by James Sheetz and Marlene Wisuri. Sheetz grew up in Scott House and is the current proprietor of the events center.

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In the book, he shares his personal memories, photographs, and Scott House recipes.

Wisuri is the former director of the Carlton County Historical Society and has written the Military Road history and taken still life photographs featured in the book. First hand accounts, maps and letters round out the history.

For more information or for book orders, call 218-525-3924 or e-mail dovetail@cpinternet.com or www.dovetailedpress.com .

The authors will sign books during Carlton Daze on July 28 from 1-3 p.m. at Brown Gallery and Gifts, 106 Chestnut, Carlton.

A series of photographs by Marlene Wisuri from the Scott House series will be shown in a Viewing From the Vault exhibition at the North Shore Bank of Commerce in Cloquet beginning July 16.

Wisuri's photographic work has been widely exhibited regionally, nationally, and in Finland and Norway. She is the co-author of several previous books dealing with immigration, Ojibwe history and culture, and local history.

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