Here is another poem about a southeastern Minnesota town written by our good friend, Aaron L. Sleyster. He lived briefly in Preston in the late 1800s to early 1900s. But he left a rich legacy of poems, stories, paintings, and fabulous, historical photographs of which we are all lucky benefactors!
Sometimes his poems were accompanied by one of his photos. Sometimes, not.
So sorry, but today’s column includes no picture, just the intriguing poem!
My grandfather, Charles Clarence Kingsbury, was born in Fillmore County on October 8, 1874, and died on January 14, 1960. As a young girl I can remember my mother and him talking about “The Canton Mystery.” It intrigued me then and it does to this day!
Another Fillmore County town visited by Mr. Sleyster, well over 100 years ago, accompanied by a great photograph will be forthcoming, so please, stay tuned!