Featuring personal photos of the Lake Minnetonka Area and things of interest to the author.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Every time I try to move: One two three red light...
Stop. More patrols. You are forewarned.
I am wondering: Is this because this is a most dangerous intersection, which I can assure you it is, or because at night when there is very little traffic, drivers become testy waiting for the light to change through a long cycle?
I can assure you I have personlly witnessed many accidents and near-accidents during daylight hours when left turning traffic meets oncoming traffic racing to catching the end of a yellow light.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Sisco comes to Cottagewood - our new Sheltie
We spent the greater part of a sunny Saturday driving go Sauke Center, Minnesota along Highway 94. A pleasant but non-descript stretch of highway where you had better hold a steady 75mph or you will create havoc. Turkey farms dot the landscape. Sauke Center. We were headed out to pick up a new Shetland Sheepdog, to create a set of agility dogs. Pictured here is our new addition “Sisco”.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Monday, August 06, 2012
150 years ago
To the South on the Mississippi River- The Charge on Fort Donelson - 1862*
“On Aug. 17, 1862 four young Dakota men killed five people living at the farms of Robinson Jones and Howard Baker near Acton, Minnesota. When word of the killings spread to the people at the Lower Sioux Reservation, a group of Dakota men argued that it was time to go to war with Minnesota’s European-American population to reclaim their ancestral land.’
_ Fort Snelling Web Site
While reading of the Dakota War of 1862, I have noticed what appears to me to be an often overlooked, but vital factor in this tragic historical event. The war took place simultaneously with the American Civil War. Chief Little Crow was advised of this and was persuaded that it was an opportunity, since The Minnesota Militia was occupied with battles to the South and East; Civil War Battles like “Bull Run” with casualties and deaths in the tens of thousands...
*The engravings above were taken through a store front window in Lyon, Colorado. The engraving was commissioned by Congress, and was created by George Perine of New York.