La Moille

Introduction There isn’t much left of the village, but a mill and a state park give visitors good reason to stop in the area. History The village was initially known as McGilvery’s Landing because a guy named McGilvery ran a ferry from here. The village was named after a town in Vermont, presumably because one […]

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Dresbach

Introduction Dresbach is part old river town and part new suburban community with few attractions for visitors. Visitor Information The Interstate 90 rest area near Dresbach has a stock of brochures for the local area, as well as the entire state of Minnesota. History Ashel Pearse built a log cabin in 1833, one of many […]

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La Crescent

Introduction When John S. Harris planted apple trees in southeast Minnesota in 1857, skeptics heckled. Through persistence and selective breeding, he eventually proved them wrong and created apples that could thrive in the often harsh Minnesota climate. Fast forward 150 years and the apple orchards are well established and LaCrescent is the Apple Capital of […]

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