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Yellow Springs Walkabout

YS mosaic on Dayton Street

One of the things that attracted me to Yellow Springs is the walkability. I’m just not a big fan of driving everywhere. Here you can walk just about anywhere you might need to go. And it’s a great place to just wander and see what’s out there.

These are from a plain, old Yellow Springs walkabout.

Wildlife Tour

Union Schoolhouse

Front Yard Buddha

Church

The rest of the photos from Roll 03 are 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.

A Visit to Fort Alexandria, MN

Big Ole - photo by Susan Stayer

In an earlier post I shared photos of Big Ole. At 28 feet, he’s Alexandria, Minnesota’s tallest resident. Across the street from Big Ole is The Runestone Museum and Fort Alexandria. According to the brochure I picked up, the museum is “dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Douglas County.”

Fort Alexandria is almost an exact replica of the old stockade built in 1862 by the Eighth Regular Infantry under the orders of the governor of Minnesota. The original fort was two blocks from the current location.

The fort was the center of social and commercial activity for the entire region, and as the population grew, the fort expanded to include a general store, a church, a school, a blacksmith shop, a wash house, and a smokehouse.

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Nowadays visitors can wander freely through the buildings.

This roll is part of my 2014 52-Rolls Project. All of the photos from this roll, my 23rd, are on Flickr in the Roll 23 album.