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Monday, April 23, 2012

River town

My youngest son has been having some dental work done in Wabasha Mn,
  I recently joined him on the trip over for one of his appointments. 
I knew there would be some sights to see, 
I wasn't disappointed

 Minnesota’s first and longest continuously inhabited River town. Wabasha was first settled in 1826, becoming an officially recognized city in 1830 with the Prairie du Chien treaty. This makes Wabasha the oldest city in Minnesota.

I started at the Eagle Center and walked the path along the River
Minnesota on the Left, Wisconsin across the bridge on the right.

Historic Anderson House B&B. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Main street, the buildings had so much character

After my walk I jumped in the car to explore...
I almost made it, luckily it was a short train.

I crossed the big bridge, into Wisconsin, through Nelson
then, somewhere past Nelson 
on County Road D...
 I found this little Gem 
An old round barn

  and the house that goes with it.

and Lyster Lutheran Church
est. 1866
It was a beautiful afternoon to explore and see some more of SE minnesota's treasures.


  1. That barn is fantastic!! Looks like it was a beautiful day.

  2. We have stayed in the Anderson House years ago.

  3. I didn't know it was the oldest city in MN. They take such good care of it! Love love the river picture. I want to live by the river! Are Gav's teeth ok?

  4. That barn was magnificent! I love it! I would love to go exploring with you some day. Hopefully we get to. Glad you captured some good photos for us to look at!

  5. LOVE Wabasha and area...did you make it to Alma on the WI side? Ever been to Buena Vista Park that overlooks the river? Brent proposed to me there:)

  6. Oh, Wabasha...beautiful town. We were there last fall when clutches of corn shocks and scarecrows decorated the downtown sidewalks. We need to get back, with more time, and visit the National Eagle Center.

    And that round barn. Must find that, too. Thanks for that tip.