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Preston, MN


Sun, Jun 18th, 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 how fast it was built, but because another town in Minnesota had the same name, "Boomer" was changed to Canton.

Canton's population has remained constant through its history at a little less than 400. For many years its economy was based on agriculture as was so many rural Minnesota cities. This has changed, however. Increasingly more of its citizens are young families, who like the small town flavor of Canton, the affordable housing, closeness to various large cities that offer employment and easy access to a major highway.

Amish Community

The farmland around Canton, with its rich soils, was the first area of choice by the local Amish community, who began to settle just north of the city limits in 1974. That community has grown steadily and now encompasses many acres. Buggies are a common sight in town and in the countryside. U.S. Highway 52 be-tween Prosper and Preston is a designated Amish Buggy Byway.

Historic Church
A major stop in the area is the historic Lenora Methodist Church, built in 1856, just four miles north of Canton in the
Village of Lenora. Constructed from stone quarried locally, it has carved (hand) pews, a pot belly stove, an old pump organ and kerosene lamps! Regular worship services are at 2 p.m. Sundays - May-December. It is the oldest church (original) in Fillmore County.

Hunting and Fishing

Hunting and fishing in the Canton area are major attractions. There is an abundant pheasant, deer, raccoon, and turkey population as well as great trout streams throughout the area.

Snowmobiling

When there is enough snow, finely groomed snowmobile trails run through the area and city.

We in Canton want to welcome all of you to our city and if any of our business places can help to make your stay in our area more enjoyable, please feel free to stop by any one of them to ask questions. We hope you enjoy our part of Historic Bluff Country.
Hoffman Stables

Caledonia, MN

Sun, Jun 18th, 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, Jun 18th, 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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Hunt gives damage report to board

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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Monday, June 19, 2000

The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners listened to updated reports on flood damage in the county from the emergency management coordinator Larry Hunt and county engineer Steve Voigt at last Tuesday’s meeting of the bo ..... 
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FEMA begins to assess flood damage

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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Monday, June 19, 2000

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) were in Preston on Thursday, June 15 to begin documenting damage from recent rains and flooding. FEMA was invited to conduct a preliminary damage assessment at ..... 
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North from San Francisco

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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Monday, June 19, 2000

It had been a chilly, foggy and crowded June weekend in the city and now we were crossing the Golden Gate Bridge headed north in the sunshine toward the redwoods country. The morning rush hour commuters from Marin County ..... 
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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Monday, June 19, 2000

After more rain last week most local gardeners are experiencing soil crusting making it harder than ever to pull stubborn weeds. All the more reason to cultivate and then mulch, mulch, mulch. A lot of work now, but it wil ..... 
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Survival

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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Monday, June 12, 2000

May 31, 2000: Beaver Creek, crystal clear and studded with watercress, looked like a long winding jewel as Dana Gardner and I walked its shores in search of birds. An Acadian Flycatcher, the first ever for Dana, performed ..... 
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