Boots & Badges: Honoring Fillmore County Veterans
 
Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Monday, August 31st, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 3285 | 3286 | 3287 | 3288 | 3289 | > | >>

Canton, MN


Fri, Nov 9th, 2001
Posted in

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 between 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. on Sundays, May through 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.
Foods Weekly Ads

Caledonia, MN

Fri, Nov 9th, 2001
Posted in

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 ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Preston, MN

Fri, Nov 9th, 2001
Posted in


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, ..... 
[Read the Rest]

A new challenge, for a new season

Fri, Nov 9th, 2001
Posted in

Monday, November 12, 2001

As the football season comes to a close with a banquet, I prepare myself for the season ahead. I try to relax and take a few weeks off, but I know I have to get ready for my final season as a high school wrestler. It ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Lost and Found

Fri, Nov 9th, 2001
Posted in

Monday, October 22, 2001

I finally must admit that I am no longer approaching old age; I have crossed the threshold. I first became aware of this when I realized how many things that I have forgotten. Last Monday, I was about to explain the co ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Commute 006-Therapeutic Shopping

Fri, Nov 9th, 2001
Posted in

Monday, November 5, 2001

One of the interesting things about a consumer culture is how people use shopping as therapy. I have a friend who soothes herself by heading to a department store cosmetic counter when life gets bleak, to sample all t ..... 
[Read the Rest]

October the Sports Solstice

Fri, Nov 9th, 2001
Posted in

Monday, October 29, 2001

October is the month when the four major sports converge, meeting like some kind of Autumn solstice. Hockey players are on the ice, their sticks held high; basketball is just taking shape with the exhibition season und ..... 
[Read the Rest]

It's a Disaster!

Fri, Nov 9th, 2001
Posted in

Monday, October 29, 2001

We see the birds flying in V's overhead with their long white necks stretched to their full lengths. We are close to our destination--Rieck's Lake, three miles north of Alma, Wisconsin along the Mississippi River. We r ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Return of the Eagles

Fri, Nov 9th, 2001
Posted in

By John LevellMonday, November 12, 2001

Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures of early November 2001, Bald Eagles can again be seen soaring over the Root River Bluffs of the Lanesboro region. Their arrival, as much a ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 3285 | 3286 | 3287 | 3288 | 3289 | > | >>
Studio A Photography