Where are we now?

wherearewe - JuneWe had eight correct responses to our May 18, 2013 WHERE ARE WE? photo, which was taken right on Highway 61 of the tree planting at the Cook – Lake county line.

Congratulations to Shane and Fawn Smith of Grand Marais, who were drawn from the correct entries. They win a one-year subscription to the Cook County News-Herald (a $30 value).

Jannine and Dan Bockovich of Silver Bay did not win, but they shared an interesting story with their correct entry. About the tree plantation, Jannine wrote, “The planting took place around 1930. Dan and his dad, Hal, thinned it out in about 1970. They had borrowed a chain saw from a neighbor and it caught fire while cutting a tree. Hal had to toss it in a run-off creek to put the fire out. He brought it to the Schroeder hardware store to be repaired. When asked what had happened to it, Hal said, ‘It caught fire so I had to baptize it.’”

Thanks for the funny historical tidbit, Jannine and Dan!

Take a look at this month’’s photo. If you think you know where we were when we took the picture, send us your answer by July 15.  Mail to: Cook County News-Herald, PO Box 757, Grand Marais, MN 55604 or e-mail to starnews@boreal.org. Or stop by the News-Herald office at 15 First Avenue West to submit your guess.

The location will be announced next month and a winner will be drawn from all the correct answers. Whoever is drawn will win a free one-year subscription to the Cook County News-Herald (a $30 value). Good luck!

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About rhondasilence

I’m Rhonda Silence, the editor of the Cook County News-Herald. All my life I have strived to become more organized. So, imagine my surprise when I moved back to my hometown of Grand Marais, Minnesota and received my first property tax statement. The tax statement declared that I live in Unorganized Territory! In fact, the part of Cook County, Minnesota where I spent the majority of my childhood was also Unorganized Territory. Finally! An explanation of my disorganized life. When I became editor of the Cook County News-Herald in Grand Marais, I was privileged to write a weekly column. What to title it? Of course–Unorganized Territory. This blog shares my weekly thoughts—sometimes it is about Cook County politics and occasionally national issues. Sometimes it’s about the history of Minnesota or the history of my family. Often it’s about my grandkids or pets and sometimes even the weather. I share my thoughts on local events and about the wonderful scenery in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota. There is no rhyme or reason to this column–much like my life. Thanks for stopping by to visit Unorganized Territory. I hope you enjoy your stay. View all posts by rhondasilence

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