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Washburn Water Tower

Posted April 9, 2022 @ 9:04am

Washburn Water Tower~~~ Tour Guide Notes ~~~This gnarly, old oak has seen a lot in its lifetime.Until 1880, it was a placid member of a hilltop forest at the highest point of an expanding, encroaching southside of Minneapolis. An ideal place for a water tower.It was also home to a large eagle who...


Tiny Edgerton wins 1960 MN State Basketball Tourney

Posted October 14, 2021 @ 1:08pm

Tiny Edgerton wins 1960 MN State Basketball Tourney~~~ Tour Guide Notes ~~~ Odin is the Norse God of Gods. As folks in Edgerton, Minnesota know, he is not to be mocked. Odin is as well the wildly disproportionate namesake of a tiny stoplight-free village in southern Minnesota surrounded by cornfields visible in all four...


Lourdes replica grotto in Two Inlets, MN

Posted December 2, 2020 @ 1:32pm

Lourdes replica grotto in Two Inlets, MN~~~ Tour Guide Notes ~~~ There is a most pleasant surprise stop that would be easy to miss on your way to nearby Lake Itasca’s source of the Mississippi, so make note! Especially, if you are feeling the need for some tranquility.Nestled within an aromatic grove of pines,...


Comments from the Tour Guide / Blog Fellow

Posted November 19, 2020 @ 8:18pm

Comments from the Tour Guide / Blog Fellow~~~ Dear Traveler ~~~All blog posts are designed to be read in 1-2 minutes. This blog offers you pictures and information about hundreds of local attractions and stories, many of which were shared with tour guests.I am a retired Twin Cities tour guide and lifetime resident...


The Hidden Underground in Little Falls

Posted November 19, 2020 @ 7:02pm

The Hidden Underground in Little Falls~~~ Tour Guide Notes ~~~The Mississippi River flows through Little Falls, Minnesota. And through Little Falls once flowed a pesky tributary, Fletcher Creek. In the 1890s, as the growing town pinched perilously close to the creek, its destiny and struggle with periodic spring...


Museum of Questionable Medical Devices

Posted November 19, 2020 @ 6:36pm

Museum of Questionable Medical Devices~~~ Tour Guide Notes ~~~In 1987, I was hired by a restauranteur from Omaha to drive her around the Cities visiting restaurants. We stopped at Riverplace where she invited me to join her on a walk-about. Along the corridor, we came upon a W.C. Fields look-alike sitting aside...

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