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#4461593 - 02/15/19 07:56 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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I knew it! I’m glad it wasn’t the other one.


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#4461841 - 02/18/19 02:52 AM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Awright, awright you two, go get a room...! wink (I laughed - good exchange.

You caught me, Fullofit. We so seldom have snow for Christmas, that my wife lays out rolls of quilt batting for the effect! But thanks. That blacktop driveway has a nice south face and if you get it reasonably clean, it melts & dries even on 20°F days if it gets sun.

Lou, it must be something to have a home with that kind of history behind it! Beautiful place, and well-kept, too. Figure many of the boys we imitate weren't even born when you house was built!


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#4461859 - 02/18/19 01:57 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Thanks HumanDrone, I love old houses because of that very history. Years ago, when I was replacing the windows in the south bedroom, I found some paper folded up that had been used as a shim under the corner of one of the sashes. When I carefully unfolded it I discovered it was a church bulletin from 1887 and a letter from someone in Iowa dated the same year. There was also a stencil on the underside of each sash that included an 1886 date and the manufacturer's name: Weise & Kuhlmann Mfg., Lester Prairie. Great little find that really helped to pin down when the place was originally built. The land was deeded as a 160 acre parcel, (a quarter section), shortly after the Civil War by Ulysses S. Grant to a war widow, which was a fairly common practice back then. So it was about 20 years after that the house that stands here now was built.

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#4461868 - 02/18/19 03:05 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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It's been between -35 and -21C here for two weeks Ahhh, but it's a dry cold;. that's what we always say, as if that somehow makes it better
And, weve had several major dumps. Nirvana for those of us who ski.

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#4461871 - 02/18/19 03:18 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Beautiful shot, Shredward! And mountains, you have mountains. For us here on the prairies any rise of more than 100' in less than a quarter mile is considered a "mountain".

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#4461884 - 02/18/19 04:32 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Shredward, wow! The mountains are breathtaking! where, pray tell was that taken? What is that peak behind you? Edited to add, I clicked the link under your name, so you have an Olympic -Class ski resort nearby?! Very nice.

Lou - Love that history - can you imagine, "Hey, this window isn't straight, hand me that bulletin! - Aw shoot, that isn't enough, gimme that letter..." "I haven't read it yet!" "Well read it, then, I gotta get this window in!"

So how much of the quarter remains, if you don't mind me asking? I have 5-3/4 acres of "Walton Mountain" to care for, and that's more than enough!


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#4461893 - 02/18/19 05:37 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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HD, only two acres left that I own, but on them are the house, barn, garage, and summer kitchen. To the north, along the old railway bed and the road into town, is the original family cemetery, which contains eight known graves. One of these is of the family member who served in the 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War and died in 1866, perhaps from wounds he received in the war, (no way of knowing at this point, just my assumption). It appears that it was his widow who received the land grant from President Grant. The original abstract has the woman's name as the first deed holder.

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#4461916 - 02/18/19 08:38 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: HumanDrone]  
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The mountain behind is Mount Haig, with me on Gravenstafel, a name that resonates for those with an interest in the Great War. And a little ironic, in that the Gravenstafel in Belgium is more akin to Lou’s description of a Minnesota mountain. And also of interest; many of the peaks in the Canadian Rockies recall WWI places, generals, battles, or ships lost in the Great War
Cheers
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#4461920 - 02/18/19 09:01 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Shredward, that is breathtaking! Words cannot describe such a sight.

Lou, that is some history! If dirt could talk.


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#4462394 - 02/21/19 11:39 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Bluebird day today - standing on the Continental Divide. -21 C, but fresh snow last night. Our own little corner of heaven. I don't care if spring never comes !!!

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#4462397 - 02/21/19 11:48 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Today was a keeper

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#4462496 - 02/22/19 04:11 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Beautiful, Shredward. Winter has a beauty all its own. Dread inconvenience sometimes, but I like to get out and get a fire going and cut brush or firewood. My hills are steep and big enough to do some snowboarding/skiing or sledding on, but you have to walk back up on your own! Kids stuff, bascially.

Lou thanks for the history. It always fascinates me. We just discovered a Civil War vet/casualty in my wife's side of the family.


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#4462582 - 02/23/19 01:59 AM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Lou it looks as the 5th Minnesota Volunteer Regiment spent most of the War Between the States fighting in the Western Theater with on of my favorite Regiments the 11th Missouri Volunteer Regiment. They were in many of the same battles here in the west. The major one being Vicksburg and the resulting battles before and after Vicksburg. They also went on the Red River Campaign and the campaign to capture Mobile. A very good couple of Regiments. My favorite regiment of the Civil War is from your state, but it fought on the Eastern Theater. That would be the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Regiment. Several years I got to experience one of my things on my bucket list and walked down the field at Gettysburg where they charged off of Cemetery Ridge to brunt the attack of Wilcox's Brigade. I can only imagine the courage it took to drive into a brigade sized charge with 262 or somewhere in that amount of men. The odds where better than 3 to 1 against them. I often wonder what drives ordinary people to become so heroic in times of great need. You have told me of living on land that was deeded to a Civil War Vet by Grant you are certainly a good steward of the land he fought for. Thanks for sharing.
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#4463202 - 02/27/19 09:08 AM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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100.4 in the shade here mate, I'd rather be shovelling the pavement than melted to it but the grass is always greener, right?


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#4464506 - 03/08/19 06:44 AM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: Raine]  
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#4471066 - 04/18/19 07:50 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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The next day, she'll ski better
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I just didn't know that it would come at age 9.
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#4471247 - 04/19/19 09:46 PM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Yes, the worm has turned! And I bet you could not wipe the smile off your face.


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#4471278 - 04/20/19 01:38 AM Re: OT: From The Land Of 10,000 Frozen Lakes [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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My 5 year old granddaughter can ski better than I can - 'cause I can't ski at all! She's had one whole lesson!

Now Shreddy, by George that girl there is one to be proud of! What a picture, to boot! Congratulations to her!


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