Digging up the Past...Unearthing the Stories of Anoka County

About the Author

June Gossler Anderson's interest in her adopted city began in 2007 when she volunteered to be a Ghost Tour guide in the Halloween Capital of the World. Now, ten years later, she is still leading the curious through the darkened streets of Anoka, relating the city's history mysteries, and hauntings.  Ms. Anderson is enjoying her "golden years" traveling, writing, and helping others to publish their works through her guidebook and class, "How to Publish Your Book without Going Broke." She has independently published eight of her own books.  Book Number Seven is an Anoka history/mystery/haunting, The Haunting of the Anoka Masonic Lodge. She is currently working on her eleventh  book, Travelling on the Dark Side...History and Hauntings of the Land of the Brits, the second of a series based on her paranormal travels.

Selling for $15.00 Digging up the Past
is available at:
The Anoka County History Center
Big White House, Anoka
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley
Eat My Words Bookstore, NE Minneapolis
Minnestalgia in McGregor
and from the author

Digging up the Past...Unearthing the Stories of Anoka County

Between the covers of this book you will find stories about the cities within Anoka County, Minnesota, tracing the people who once lived in them and the things that happened in them that have become buried beneath the layers of more recent events.  The author started "digging up the past" in Anoka County when she was asked to be one of four contributing history writers for the Anoka Union Herald.  Under the auspices of the Anoka County Historical Society, she published 80 columns between June of 2009 and June of 2016 when her last column appeared in that popular section of the paper. Now gathered together they chronicle the people and events that made history in the Anoka County Cities of Andover, Anoka, Fridley, Coon Rapids, Oak Grove/Lake George/Cedar, St. Francis and Bethel. 

To order a book from the author, please mail a check for $15.0+ $3.50 postage to
June Anderson
1452 Ward Lake Drive
Andover, MN 55304