The Afton Historical Society Press is located in scenic Afton, Minnesota. The press publishes a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles on a wide array of subjects. Art history, gardening, architecture, Native American books, mysteries, short stories, and regional history are part of the publishers diverse offerings. Bill Gablers Death of the Dream is one of the publishers more popular titles.
For more information about the Afton Historical Society Press, visit their website at www.aftonpress.com.
Author Bill Gabler holds a bachelor's degree in art history from the University of Minnesota. He has worked as senior managing photographer at the Space Science Center at the University of Minnesota and as a production editor at West Publishing Company in St. Paul.
Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he lives in St. Paul and operates an experimental fruit farm in Chanhassen, Minnesota, where he grows many varieties of apples. An amateur geologist, Gabler became aware of the widespread deterioration of nineteenth-century farmhouses while driving around to study rocks and land forms in Minnesota and neighboring states.
Gabler recalls, "It seemed to me that something wonderful had passed away, and nothing was coming in its place. The old farmhouses were doomed. There was no way to save them, but their great homeliness and variety could be recorded in photographs."
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