Many of Minnesota’s State Parks do a nice job of preserving historic sites, landmarks, structures, and other points of interest. Down in Minneopa State Park in Mankato, MN there is a good example of one of them. Here we find the Seppmann Mill, the remains of a windmill built by a German immigrant dating back to 1862. Continue reading
Zumbrota, MN takes their covered bridge seriously. It’s a unique attraction with a storied history, painted in a deep maroon and spanning over the Zumbro River into Covered Bridge Park. It’s the town’s pride and joy. Zumbrota’s welcome sign features a picture of it, the streetlight banners along Main Street proclaim it as Minnesota’s Only Covered Bridge, and each year they celebrate the Covered Bridge Festival in June.
You don’t necessarily have to be religious to appreciate a chapel, a church, a grotto, or cemetery. And if you are interested at all in odd-ball history of a pretty little chapel in Cold Spring, MN, called the “Grasshopper Chapel,” then read on.
It’s something straight out of a sci-fi movie. It’s controversial, unexplainable, intriguing, and for all intents and purposes, authentic. This is the UFO Sheriff’s Car, a rust-colored 1977 Ford LTD, found in a small museum in the sleepy little town of Warren, MN, pop. 1,563.