Downtown St. Paul (Minnesota) through the Smith Avenue High Bridge (photo taken Aug 2011).
While Homer, Minnesota isn’t quite the buzzing river town that it was once, it is still home to one of the oldest extant houses along the Upper Mississippi. The home of Willard and Matilda Bunnell was built in the 1850s in a style that some have called “Steamboat Gothic.” Bunnell was one of the early [...]
Decoys have come a long way. In Wabasha, Minnesota, just off the Great River Road, the Loon Lake Decoy Company sells decoys that are so beautiful that you’ll be more inclined to place it on a prominent shelf in your home than to float it in the water to attract waterfowl. Look for the stunning [...]
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