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Whiskey Creek

The rivers around Fort Abercrombie are beautiful. Known as the “Gateway to the Dakotas,” Fort Abercrombie was built on the Red River of the North. Whiskey Creek emptied into the Red River near the fort. I like to imagine the

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Cold Spring Historical Society Museum

— I love small town museums. Often they inspire stories. I recently visited the Cold Spring Historical Society Museum. They have a wonderful antique quilt exhibit right now. If you’re in the Cold Spring, MN, area, you might take a

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The Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring, MN

The Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring, MN

One of the most dramatic aspects of the Rocky Mountain Locust Plagues of the 1870s was Governor Pillsbury’s call for a day of prayer on April 26, 1877. Minnesota was in a bad way. Flour mills had closed because there

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Cold Spring Historical Society and Library Event

Cold Spring Historical Society and Library Event

On March 8, 2023, I presented a program at Cold Spring, Minnesota, sponsored by the Cold Spring Library and Historical Society. My topic? The Rocky Mountain Locust Plagues of the 1870s. I stumbled upon this most interesting chapter of history

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Candace Simar Writing Retreat

Writer’s Retreat with Candace Simar

About a dozen writer friends and I spent a delightful three days at the Baymont Inn in Baxter, MN. We accomplished our objective of encouraging each other and breaking up the winter doldrums. Represented were mystery writers, historical novelists, non-fiction

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Whiskey Creek

The rivers around Fort Abercrombie are beautiful. Known as the “Gateway to the Dakotas,” Fort Abercrombie was built on the Red River of the North.

Read More »

Whiskey Creek

The rivers around Fort Abercrombie are beautiful. Known as the “Gateway to the Dakotas,” Fort Abercrombie was built on the Red River of the North.

Read More »
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