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Sunday, December 11, 2017:  Mark and Paula headed to Crow Wing State Park for a walk in the afternoon.
With only a dusting of snow, it was a good day for exercise in 30 degree weather.
A view of the Mississippi River with patches of ice.
Yes, families walk through the park to learn history.
The way is marked with signs telling of times long ago.
The confluence of the Mississippi River in the foreground and the Crow Wing River on the far side.
The combined water flows south all the way through New Orleans and to the Gulf of Mexico as the mighty Mississippi.
A modern church stands with the bell from the original church in the 1800s.
Grave markers tell about life.  Many children died at birth, or shortly there after.  It was a different world back then.
Paula checked out the District One School sign.  The school is gone, but there is a depression in the earth where it once stood.
Eleven children were educated in its one year of existence 1849 to 1850.
The Main Street of the Village of Crow Wing was here, back in the mid 1850s. 
It's all gone, but the history remains for us to learn.
You might think that walking in winter weather is not for you, but it is a good exercise plan for everyone. 

Quote of the day:    History is all around us.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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