Chicago: H.C. Cooper, Jr, 1910. Quarto. Item #025917
vol. I has 662 pages with index devoted to Dakota county's history as well as its major people of the 17th-19th centuries; ; Volume II 1066 pages plus index devoted to Goodhue County. Rarely seen together since it is essential for historical and genealogical study of the region. Anecdotes about early court cases, accounts of early court sessions and profiles of the judges who served in Dakota County from territorial days to 1910 are included in this article, which appeared first in this two volume history. The longest profile is that of District Court Judge Francis M. Crosby. Much of this original material came from the documents from his library. Volume I lacks the original title page, else the set is complete and in good condition bound in the original three-quarter black linen over pebble grained cloth. Volume one has cloth reglued along joints and front free endpaper nearly detached, volume two front and rear hinges are separated at gutter.