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Photo of wave hitting Grand Marais #lighthouse in 2012 -- on wall at Java Moose coffee shop in GM

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windpowerjohn said...

Talking to a local in Grand Marais, Michigan, I was told that lumbering was a significant part of the economy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The pine forests dwindled and the mills were shut down in 1910. On a particularly cold winter, when Lake Superior was frozen over, an entrepreneurial lumber company put many of the buildings on skids and moved them across the Big Water to Minnesota. The city hall building still bore the Grand Marais sign, thus that became the name for new Minnesota town. This could have been a story reeled out for visitors but I bought it.

Looking forward to "Small Houses" and your trip to Iowa bookstores to support it ;~]

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