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Flags for the Fourth and a Surprise Find

For the 33rd roll of the year, waaaay back in July, I loaded a Holga with Kodak Portra 400 and set off through the neighborhood to see if I could find some flags or other patriotic symbols. I didn’t find very many flags, but I did come across a boulder marking the last known remains of the Kaposia Indians. It’s in a small grassy area in the middle of a neighborhood.


Kaposia actually refers to the seasonal settlement within the current limits of South St. Paul, Minnesota. The settlement was founded in 1750 by a group of Dakota on the Mississippi River. According to Wikipedia,

In the early 1800s, over 400 Dakota would use Kaposia as their place of residence, living there over the warm summer months. In 1837, the village was moved to the western side of the river, and then moved again due to the Treaty of Mendota, which gave white settlers the right to settle in the region.

When the photos came back from the lab, I felt a strange disconnect between the flags that are displayed to celebrate American Independence Day and the stone noting the obliteration of the native people.

All 11 photos from this roll are in the Roll 33 album on Flickr.

More From the Great Minnesota Get-Together

I’ve got a few more photos from the 2014 Great Minnesota Get-Together to share. I have to say I was blown away by the size of the fair. So many things to see and do — and eat! So many things on a stick! Even hotdish.

Hotdish on a Stick
Hotdish on a Stick

We only went once, but I can see how you need to go multiple times to see and do everything.

Check out my previous post about the fair: The 2014 Minnesota State Fair, Part One.

The 2014 Minnesota State Fair, Part One

Fairchild the Gopher - photo by Susan Stayer
Fairchild the Gopher welcomes you to the 2014 Great Minnesota Get-Together

We went to The Great Minnesota Get-Together for the first time! I’d been to the Ohio State Fair a long time ago, and that seemed pretty big, but the Minnesota State Fair is HUGE! In fact, it’s the largest state fair in the U.S. by average daily attendance.

We had a great time! I shot three rolls of film there. Here are some highlights from the first of those rolls:

Flags and Flare - photo by Susan Stayer
Flags and flare


Is that a hot pink muumuu? - photo by Susan Stayer
Is that a hot pink muumuu?


Giant Sugar Beets - photo by Susan Stayer
Giant Sugar Beets

All of the photos from this roll on are Flickr in the Roll 28 album.