About the Book:
Established in 1865 by Carl Klemer, the Faribault Woolen Mill is an authentic example of American craftsmanship. In 150 years of business, the company's success has relied on stewardship from the Klemer, Johnson and Mooty families, as well as veteran employees. Despite a devastating fire and even a closing, today it is the oldest manufacturer in Minnesota and one of the country's last mills producing textiles from raw wool. Its blankets provided warmth to hundreds of thousands of American troops in both world wars, and the mill continues that tradition of military support today. Discover the history and heritage woven into this iconic American brand revered around the world.
About the Author:
Lisa M. Bolt Simons is a writer and educator who has lived in Faribault for over a decade with her husband and boy/girl twins. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Drake University, her master of education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and her master of fine arts from Minnesota State University-Mankato. She has received grants, awards and finalist or honorable mentions for both her nonfiction and fiction. Find out more at lisamboltsimons.com.