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Author Visit Featuring Carroll Engelhardt – Join us to discuss “By the Sweat of His Brow”

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us for an evening with author Carroll Engelhardt for a look into his book, “By the Sweat Of His Brow,” and into the Probstfield family with multi-generational journal logs & vintage photographs.

Carroll Engelhardt, emeritus professor of history at Concordia College, was born in an Iowa farmhouse without electricity, plumbing, or a working furnace. He started doing chores at age six, milked cows by hand from age eleven, helped put up hay and harvest oats, cleaned cow and hog barns, and spread manure on frozen fields until he left for college.

Professor Engelhardt is the author of four books: On Firm Foundation Grounded: The First Century of Concordia College, for which he received the Red River Valley HeritagSociety’s’s Historian Award; Gateway to the Northern Plains: Railroads and the Birth of Fargo and Moorhead; The Farm at Holstein Dip: An Iowa Boyhood, winner of the State Historical Society oIowa’s’s 2013 Shambaugh Award for the Best Book Written about Iowa History the Previous Year; and Concordia Fair Doth Stand: The College Begins its Second Century, 1991-2016. He and his wife have lived in the Red River Valley for over fifty years.


September 11
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Moorhead Public Library
118 5th St S
Moorhead, MN 56560 United States
(218) 233-7594
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