In early 2007, the Lake City Historical Society embarked on what appeared at first to be a project well beyond its means – the production of a 100+ page hard-cover history of the community. The estimated cost of $30,000 could not be financed from a bank account that seldom showed a balance exceeding $2,000.
Four local enterprises; Lake City Federal Bank, Lake City Medical Center, Hearth and Home Technology, and the Lake City Graphic, stepped forward to help finance this production.
Lake City, Minnesota, Our Historical Journey, published by Donning Co. of Virginia Beach, VA, is a stunning 8.5″ x 11″ 128 page limited edition volume containing well researched text along with 125 rare photographs.
Lake City, Minnesota, Our Historical Journey can be purchased ($35.00 deluxe leather edition) locally at Treats and Treasures, the Antique Shopper, Mississippi Mercantile, and the Lake Pepin Pearl Button Co. If you wish to have a copy mailed to you, add $9 for shipping and handling and send the request to PO Box 246, Lake City, MN 55041.