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Caledonia, MN


Sun, Dec 17th, 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 left towering 250 foot limestone bluffs and rolling hills leading to the Mississippi River. Early settlers used cattle as draft animals before horses came into the area. Horses were too expensive.

Many older buildings in Caledonia are built of locally quarried rock and plastered with native lime sandstone. This includes the Houston County Courthouse, Jail and Scheck's Mill.


The area is criss-crossed with spring fed streams which run winter and summer. A natural supply of trout hide in the watercress covered stream beds. Hiking, skiing, groomed snowmobile trails, camping facilities, picnic areas, a picturesque nine hole golf course, parks and playgrounds are available for your enjoyment. Caledonia offers walking and driving tours for all seasons.

The Houston County Historical complex features a log home, the Daily Schoolhouse and two buildings with most of their original furnishings--the Mayville Township Hall and the Sheldon Presbyterian Church.

Fall brings a spectacular blaze of color to the hills and bluffs, with shocks of corn appearing in the woven fields of the contour farmed land. Contour farming, which originated in this area to combat soil erosion, creates a montage of swirling corn and hay, weaving around the rolling hills.

In October the town is decorated with scarecrows. Unique Christmas lighting outlines the buildings of the downtown area in December. A Christmas parade is also held in December.

Caledonia, the Wild Turkey Capital of Minnesota, offers an abundance of wildlife for hunters and observers alike. The forest offers a home for a variety of birds. Sportsmen are rewarded with bountiful numbers of wild turkey, deer, and trout.

Fillmore County Pork Producers
Hoffman Stables

Preston, MN

Sun, Dec 17th, 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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12/18/00

Sun, Dec 17th, 2000
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Max, Maxxximum, Maxx, Madcap, Cartoon, Food for thought, Fud 4 thot,

Holiday 'Round the Towns

Sun, Dec 17th, 2000
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Monday, December 11, 2000

Past

Lanesboro. The Lanesboro Lions and Santa helped the needy. Santa and his helpers - the Lanesboro Lions - served a hearty breakfast to the Lanesboro community on Saturday, Decemb ..... 
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Christmas on the prairie

Sun, Dec 17th, 2000
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By Frances TownsendMonday, December 18, 2000

Editor’s Note: For this Christmas issue the Journal is pleased to publish a short story written by Frances Townsend of rural Preston. Frances says that she was inspired by ..... 
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What is fair. . .?

Sun, Dec 17th, 2000
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Monday, December 18, 2000

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, and a changing of the guard just around the New Year corner, the Fillmore County Board dealt with the difficult issue of pay at last Tuesday’s meeting.

It is inter ..... 
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Concerns raised over highway upgrade through Preston

Sun, Dec 17th, 2000
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Monday, December 18, 2000

A plan to upgrade U.S. Highway 16/52 through Preston has a number of business owners concerned about the economic impact the project will have on their futures.

The project, which would upgrade Highway 52 from ..... 
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Election 2000:

Sun, Dec 17th, 2000
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One for the history booksBy Al MathisonMonday, November 13, 2000

Fillmore County voters turned out in large numbers last Tuesday, November 7. The auditor’s department reported that as of 7 a.m. on Election Day there were1 ..... 
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The Getaway

Sun, Dec 17th, 2000
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Monday, December 11, 2000

My wife and I like to take a short trip every year after Labor Day. We decided that this year we would return to the Black Hills and see how the work was getting on at the Crazy Horse monument, visit Mount Rushmore an ..... 
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