From the liner notes to this 1976 community theater production written by Agnes Helenius Luoma:
Land of the Sleeping Giant is the musical epic of the rugged northern frontiersmen — the Chippewa, the Voyageur, the Lumberjack and the Miner — as they challenge the grotesquely beautiful northern frontier of America … creating a legend unsurpassed as tehy left their marks along the way in search of life and livlihood.
The Mesabi Daily News reported in Ms. Luoma’s obituary that she received a federal grant to write Land of the Sleeping Giant, which was part of our nation’s bicentennial commemorations. She also wrote two unpublished novels.
For your listening enjoyment we’ve recorded the prologue (“Minnesota, Land of Charm”) and the three songs which make up Part I of this epic story.