Saturday, July 17, 2010

An early morning visit to Christmas Lake

Christmas Lake

Chirstmas Lake

Water level 11.90 ft.

Species alert

"Named for Charles W. Christmas, first county surveyor of Hennepin County, elected in 1852, who platted the original town site of Minneapolis for John H. Stevens and Franklin Steele. This lake and Lake Minnetonka now occupy what in pre-glacial times was part of the channel of the Mississippi River near its junction with the pre-glacial Minnesota River."
I pondered this as I sat in my car, drinking a double dose of Folger's Classic roast coffee and staring at the street sign that said. " Merry Lane". Down Christmas Lake road is Holly Lane. Ho ho!


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