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Harmony, MN


Fri, Oct 5th, 2001
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Like many small towns a hundred years ago, Harmony grew up near the railroad and was peopled by immigrants from Norway, Germany and Ireland. Local legend says that the settlers decided to make their community an incorporated "village" and met to choose a name. Each group wanted the town named for its leader, and the bickering became louder. Finally the chairman banged his gavel on the table and said, "Let's have Harmony here!"

That pioneer spirit has survived in the descendants of those hardy settlers as Harmony continues to serve the farming and business community. The trains have disappeared but the old rail bed has been developed into a hiking and biking trail.

The Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail connects Harmony to the Root River Trail System. The 54 miles of recreational trail allows one to bike, ski, hike or roller blade through lively country and observe the wildlife.

The symbolism of the name has taken on new meaning with the arrival of nearly 100 Amish families to the area since 1974. With their old-world farming methods, the Amish offer a stark contrast to the modern machinery and tall silos of their neighbors, while reminding tourists and residents alike of the lifestyle of our ancestors.

Today we live "In Harmony"...with our Amish neighbors. A number of Amish families accept visitors and two businesses, Michel's Amish Tours and Amish Country Tours, offer car and group tours of the Amish settlement. You may visit a basket maker, candy maker or baker, and/or a furniture shop. As you travel the back roads you'll see buggies and horse-drawn farm equipment.


The area is blessed with rolling hills and valleys, fertile soil for growing crops, and plenty of water in springs and brooks. The bluff country is also known for the "driftless area," being the only part of Minnesota untouched by glaciers thousands of years ago.

The Karst geologic formations and underground rivers created sinkholes and caves. The area's best known-- Niagara Cave has been in continuous development and operation for over 60 years! One-hour guided tours offer a chance to thrill at nature's beauties including a 60-foot waterfall, the crystal wedding chapel, huge stalactites and rock formations millions of years in the making, all .....
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Fountain, MN

Fri, Oct 5th, 2001
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Fountain, the western gateway to the Root River State Trail, is also the home of the Fillmore County Historical Center. The Historical Center houses a complete museum of antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia from the past, either lent or donated by ..... 
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Chatfield, MN

Fri, Oct 5th, 2001
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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 is full of history. The downtown is filled with turn-of-t ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson 2001 Volleyball Captains

Fri, Sep 28th, 2001
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Rushford - Peterson 2001 Volleyball CaptAIns. From left: Nicky Mensink, Ashley Klinger, Denise Jacobson.

Rushford-Peterson 2001 Football Captains

Fri, Sep 28th, 2001
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Rushford - Peterson 2001 Football Captains. From left: Jake Merchlewitz, Zach Mierau..

Rushford-Peterson 2001 Cheerleaders

Fri, Sep 28th, 2001
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Rushford - Peterson 2001 Cheer-leading team. Front: Danielle Jackson. Back from left: Shelby Corcoran, Mariah Ceangiola. Not pictured: Anna Heiden, Julie Ideker.

Rushford-Peterson 2001 Volleyball Team

Fri, Sep 28th, 2001
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Rushford - Peterson 2001 Volleyball Team. Front row from left: McKenzie Halvorson, Ashley Owens. Middle row: Denise Jacobson, Nikki Johnson, Nicky Mensink, Bridgett Cady, Leah Rislov. Back row: Ashley Klinger, Jenelle ODonnell, Sara Culhane, Meghan ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson 2001 Football Team

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Rushford - Peterson 2001 Football Team. Front row from left: Jace Washburn, John Carrier, Abe Wilkemeyer, Mark Chambers, Leslie Ladewig, Hank Becker, James Colbenson, Adam Loven, Jared Agrimson. Second row: Christian Dahl, Dustin Rislov, Andy Carlson ..... 
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