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Chatfield, MN


Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Chatfield is one of those places that everyone needs to experience from time to time. Oh sure, there are supermarkets and a few convenience stores in town, like everywhere else, but this place just reeks of history. The downtown is filled with turn-of-the-century buildings and the pace of life is slow.

You get a true taste of Chatfield life if you happen through town on a Thursday during the summer. You will find pie and ice cream available in the park so that you will truly enjoy the band concert slated for that evening. While it is usually the Chatfield Brass Band on the bill, it just might be the U.S. Navy Band or a Swedish Band coming through town on a national tour.

Maybe it is fishing, golf, canoeing or hunting which is your bag. Some of the best trout streams in Minnesota are right here and the greens on the local golf course are excellent. The white-tail deer herd is strong and the wild turkey population is a delight for all. and don't forget the bass in the fall.

If you are one who likes to observe, you shouldn't miss the fall foliage tours. The hills and valleys provide a spectacular showcase for the brilliant colors and the wildlife is abundant.

Enjoy the many hawks, the bluebirds and cardinals. Enjoy the many wild turkey vultures and the occasional bald eagle. Enjoy the large Percheron and Belgian horses as well as the race horses which are being raised in the area. Enjoy the donkeys, mules and livestock. Enjoy the people the shops and the parks---Enjoy the experience.

Points of interest: Brass Band Lending Library; Oakenwald Terrace; Stone Wall up Winona Hill; Nine Hole Golf Course; Public swimming pool, Shady picnic areas; Historical Museum; War Museum Public Library; Pease Wildlife Museum; Lund's Guest House (B&B); Mill Creek Park; Tennis Courts; Softball diamonds; Band concerts in the park; Canoe rental; Shopping district with 40 shops in a two block area; 86 bed care center.

Airports - 20 miles to Rochester and 86 to Twin Cities International; 11 miles south of I-90; Western Days celebration is the second weekend in August; Church service schedule is posted at Thurber Community Building.

For further information, call the Chatfield Tourist Information Center at (507) 867-3966 or send inquires to the Center c/o City Clerk's Office, 21 SE Second Street, Chatfield, MN 55923.
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Preston, MN

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Canton, Minnesota, located along U.S. Highway 52 is the first city in Minnesota along this major north-south route.

Canton was originally founded in 1879 as a stopping point for the railroad. At first its legal name was "Boomer," depicting ho ..... 
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Caledonia, MN

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Caledonia was named for the ancient name of Scotland. Caledonians celebrate their founding with an annual Founder's Day celebration in June. The hardwood forests and terrain are unique to this area. Torrents of meltwater carved out deep valleys and l ..... 
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Preston, MN

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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The city of Preston became situated on the south branch of the Root River in 1853. The location of the town was most desirable as the river afforded opportunities for a dam, land for houses and access to abundant supplies of timber, water power, ston ..... 
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'Round the Towns

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Monday, July 10, 2000

Rushford: The Rushford Area Historical Society (RAHS) is pleased to announce that Volume IV, History of Rushford: Industry, Enterprise, Medicine and Law is complete and ready for pickup or delivery. The book is the ..... 
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Residents eligible for flood aid

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Monday, July 17, 2000

Heavy weekend rains led to flooding throughout Mower, Fillmore and Houston counties last week. In Austin, more than 150 homes were damaged when the Cedar River rose to record levels. In Spring Valley, a third round of flo ..... 
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Board see-saws on sawmill

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Monday, July 17, 2000

Land use and zoning issues were the dominant theme of last Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners. Zoning Administrator Norm Craig was before the board with requests for approval of eight c ..... 
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Portrait 2000: Harmony

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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A small town with big ideas
By Al MathisonMonday, July 17, 2000

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles in which the Journal profiles area towns.

Merlin Hoiness has seen a lot of changes in the past eighty-pl ..... 
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