Travels 2016: Exploring Minnesota

Minnesota may be best known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” but it could easily be called the “Land of 10,000 attractions.” It seems like we took in so many sights during our trips to the north land this year. From learning about my family’s involvement with Minnesota history to visiting the river community of […]

Stillwater, Minnesota, is a great place for fall views

We were pretty excited to hear that fall colors were starting to peak in Stillwater, Minnesota, the weekend we were going to be in the area. Lisa had been checking status since the calendar hit fall in September. So, we were all set for a great time in the former logging city. Leaves brightly showing […]

Stillwater, Minnesota: Charm built on logging history

Logs flooded St. Croix River so thickly that they needed to be guided downstream. Lumberjacks would balance themselves on the logs, driving the spring harvest to town. The log rollers enjoyed a special skill in balancing the lumber. During its heyday, 10 logging companies dominated the local economy. Four railroad companies lay tracks to transport […]

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