Christopher and Flora Dinehart moved from Chicago to Slayton in 1882, the year the town was platted, because they thought it was a good place to open a bank. Nine years later they hired Minnesota architect Frank Thayer to design a house for them.
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There is a short section of a log lying on its side not far from the parking lot at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, just down river from Little Falls, Minn. The log has been laying there for nearly four decades and is somewhat decayed. Yet it is still more than half as high as a tall person.
One day Virgil Schwanke came across a tractor he didn’t want to scrap, so he fixed it up and put it in the back of a Quonset building. That tractor seemed to have a magnetic attraction. It was joined by more tractors — as well as trucks and cars — until the Quonset was full.
In 1997 Woller landed a job at a small South Dakota newspaper covering local news. “Part of my job was to shadow farmers and ranchers and take their pictures,” she said. “I thought maybe I should do this for a living
Most every township has its own final resting place and even smaller plots with a handful of graves crop up here and there in the countryside. But few can match the compelling story of Budejovice church and cemetery located a couple of miles west of Montgomery, Minn.