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Fountain, MN


Fri, Oct 26th, 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 residents or former residents of Fillmore County. It also offers a comprehensive library of information on the genealogy of Fillmore County. Of special interest is an airplane, constructed by Bernard Pietenpol, who resided in Cherry Grove, and was a pioneer aviator. A must see is our collection of over 35 restored Oliver tractors. Also, a rural one room school from the Fountain-Preston area has been renovated, restored, and is available for inspection on the museum grounds, located at the intersection of County Highway 8 and Highway 52.


Fountain offers an assortment of retail establishments, including Drury Furniture, offering quality furniture in room settings, and considered one of the leading furniture stores in southern Minnesota. Other businesses include Herman's Standard Service, Main Street Inn, Village Square, Ray N Dots Drive In, Willie's Grocery and Locker, Twelve Point Grill, Fountain Building Center, Fountain Grain and Feed, White Corner Cafe, Richard's Pump Service, K & R Equipment, Fountain Car Wash, Johnson Insurance Agency, The First State Bank of Fountain, Key to the Past, and Valley Design Enterprise.

Fountain's annual Trail Days celebration is held in June.
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Chatfield, MN

Fri, Oct 26th, 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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Canton, MN

Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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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

Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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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

Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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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, ..... 
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Make a difference: Vote Yes

Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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Monday, October 29, 2001

Lately, local school districts have been digging deep into their pockets, hoping to grasp some leftover change. But when that hand comes out of the pocket, it holds nothing. Why? Because there is no money. Due to these ..... 
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Lost and Found

Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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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 ..... 
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Commute 006

Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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Monday, October 8, 2001

Chautauqua is a place in western New York state that I visited this summer. If you were to look up Chautauqua in the dictionary, you would also find that it has evolved into a common noun, as in "Let’s have a chautauqu ..... 
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October the Sports Solstice

Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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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 ..... 
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