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Peterson, MN


Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Peterson, nestled in the nar-row Root River Valley, was founded in 1867, when the rail-road was built on land donated for the use by Peter Peterson Haslerud, who settled here in 1853. He owned and platted the village site and was the major force behind the early growth and development of Peterson. A post office was started in 1870 and a dam was built across the river in 1871 where a flour mill ran until it burned in 1877. A feed mill was then built and ran for some time. In 1874, lots were laid out and one of the first trout hatcheries in Minnesota was begun in Peterson. In 1876, the telegraph was brought in and in 1877 the present depot (now the Peterson Station Museum) was erected. Peterson, incorporated in 1909, is located 39 miles west of LaCrosse on Highway 16.

The town has an RV camp located in the city park with electric outlets, water and restrooms. Peterson is surrounded by trout streams and hunting areas and the Root River provides ca-noeing oppor-tunities. Nearby is the Peterson Fish Hatchery, which became opera-tional in 1988.
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Ostrander, MN

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Ostrander, population 276, is located on the very western edge of Fillmore County. If you were to visit Ostrander in the summer, you would most likely find a softball game in progress. Fast pitch softball has been a tradition in Ostrander for many ye ..... 
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Mabel, MN

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Mabel, Minnesota is snug-gled in the southeast corner of Fillmore County; 60 miles SE of Rochester, 120 miles south of the Twin Cities; 40 miles SW of LaCrosse, Wisconsin or just 20 miles north of Decorah, Iowa.

Frank Adams was the chief cons ..... 
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LeRoy, MN

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Lake Louise State Park is located in southeastern Minnesota near the Iowa border. The park is located in Mower County, 1 1/2 miles north of LeRoy on County Road 14, State Highway map index: L-21.

Lake Louise State Park is often referred to as ..... 
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Lanesboro, MN

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Nestled in a deep valley of the Root River (South Branch) is the unique city of Lanesboro. This quaint townsite of less than one thousand residents, located in the state hardwood forest reminds one of the many hillside villages in Norway. Norwegian i ..... 
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LaCrescent, MN

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Apple Capital of Minnesota


LaCrescent is a growing community with a thriving business district. Located in the Southeast corner of Minnesota, LaCrescent has a boundary of the Mississippi River on one side, and the appl ..... 
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Houston, MN

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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The spirit of revitalization rocks as Houston enters a new century poised for progress. Surrounded by bluffs and bordered by the Root River, the area offers an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and a healthy environment in which to live and work. ..... 
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Harmony, MN

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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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 choo ..... 
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Fountain, MN

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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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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