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Journalist Hintgen writes new book on Fergus Falls

Tom Hintgen
Author Tom Hintgen with his book, "Golden Memories of the Fergus Falls Area." (Photo courtesy Otter Tail County Historical Society)

Journalist Tom Hintgen has written a new book, "Golden Memories of the Fergus Falls Area," covering the late 1940s to the early 1970s.

Hintgen will sign copies of the book at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Otter Tail County Historical Museum in Fergus Falls, according to a news release from the historical society.

"Rekindling memories and sharing them is the main reason for writing this book," Hintgen said in the release. The author recalls the 25 neighborhood grocery stores scattered throughout the Fergus Falls during the 1950s and '60s. Other chapters include Washington School memories, fun at Lake Alice, downtown places such as the Skogmo Cafe, the Fergus Falls Red Sox, VFW and American Legion baseball teams, passenger trains, the outdoor theater, Balmoral dance hall and Dwight Eisenhower coming to Glendalough near Battle Lake, according to the release.

Hintgen is the Otter Tail County Correspondent for the Perham Focus and several other county newspapers.

All proceeds from Golden Memories of the Fergus Falls Area benefit the Otter Tail County Historical Society.


For more information, call 218-736-6038 or visit .

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