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2017 Shetek Area

Visitors Guide

Splash! A young swimmer enjoys a cooling dip at the Tracy Aquatic Center.

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Welcome! The Lake Shetek Area of Southwest Minnesota has lots to share. Imagine a place with …sweeping prairie vistas. …big-hearted friendly people. …sparkling lakes and streams. …a peaceful, less hurried pace of life. …a fascinating historical legacy. …abundant wildlife. …rich, fertile cropland. …opportunity as boundless as the horizon. Welcome to Lake Shetek, Tracy, Walnut Grove, and Currie. There’s much to enjoy whether your stay is for a few hours, days, several weeks, or years!

The fishing is great in the Lake Shetek area.

Directory of Advertisers Tracy

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Walnut Grove

Bosacker Auctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Brockway-Brown Vet Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 City of Tracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Dairy Queen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 G&R Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Greenwood Nursery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Knakmuhs Agency/Tracy Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Meyer’s Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Midwest Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Minnwest Insurance Agency, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Murrayland Agency Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 O’Brien Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Prairie View Senior Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Sanford Tracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Shetek Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Subway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Summit Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Tracy Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tracy Food Pride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Tracy Headlight-Herald. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Tracy Liquor Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Twin Circle Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Wheels Across the Prairie Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Currie State Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Immaculate Heart of Mary Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lakeside Hideaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Murrayland Agency Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Rooster’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Ruppert Oil Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Country View Senior Living Community . . . . . . . . . .24 Fond Memories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Hoyt Oil & Convenience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Knakmuhs Agency/Tracy Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum Gift Store . . . . . . . . . . .24 Walnut Grove Bar & Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Walnut Grove Businesses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Walnut Grove Family Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Shetek Area Breezy Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Carlson Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Dianne’s Dockside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Edgewater Bay Campground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Garvin Nursery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Key Largo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Murray County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Schreier’s on Shetek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Shetek Lutheran Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Shetek Marine/Pete’s Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Southwest Sanitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Special Interests Area Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Church Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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Tracy Chamber of Commerce The Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce is Memorial Center in downtown Tracy.

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Chamber-sponsored events include an annual banquet, the Tracy Area Sportsmen’s Outdoor Show, Car Show, Parade of Lights, Prairie Women’s Expo, Miss Tracy Scholarship Program, and Tracy Box Car Days. If you have ideas for improving Tracy, or want information about our community, call 507-629-4021 or email tracychamber@iw.net.

You never know what you’ll find at the Prairie Women’s Expo in Tracy.

Prairie Women’s Expo The Prairie Women’s Expo attracts dozens of vendors and scores of visitors each year to downtown Tracy at the Veterans’ Memorial Center each April. Specialty exhibits catering to women, a fashion show, and food court make this a crowd-pleasing event each year. For more information, call the Chamber ofice at 507-629-4021or email tracychamber@iw.net.

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90th Tracy Box Car Days Tracy Box Car Days, Sept. 1-4, will be extra special this year, as the celebration is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Two bands will be featured for a Saturday night street dance. Other highlights will include a downtown carnival midway and beer gardens Saturday though Monday, Wheels Across the Prairie vintage tractor show, Miss Tracy Scholarship Pageant Sunday night, 5K, and 10K road races Monday morning, mud volleyball, softball and golf tournaments, a Monday afternoon arts & crafts fair, and a Monday morning pancake breakfast ly-in at the airport. The Box Car Days Grand Parade, 1 p.m. Monday, brings thousands of people to Tracy. For Box Car Days Chamber updates, call 507-629-4021, email tracychamber@iw.net, or visit the city website at www.tracyn.org and click on the Chamber link.

Tracy Area Car Show The Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce 11th annual Tracy Area Car/ Pickup/Motorcycle Show is set Saturday, July 15, at Central Park. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with registration starting at 9 a.m. Classes are offered in cars, pickups, and motorcycles. For updates, call the Chamber ofice at 507-629-4021 or email tracychamber@iw.net.

Parade of Lights A holiday Parade of Lights tradition will continue in Tracy on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The lit parade assembles at 6 p.m. at The Caboose on Highway 14 and travels to the 3rd Street business district. Floats and vehicles are adorned in lights to welcome the holiday season. Free glow sticks for the kids will be given away.

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Tracy Public Library The Tracy Public Library is conveniently located in downtown Tracy at the corner of Third and Morgan streets.

The Tracy Aquatic Center is the perfect spot to spend a summer afternoon.

The main loor of the library features books, audiobooks, periodicals, movies, and CDs. Children’s books are on the main loor, as well as puzzles, games, a children’s table, and Legos. Patrons with library cards and their guest can use the library’s computers. Free Wi-Fi is offered. A mezzanine has a collection of teen and young adult books. The second loor also has a conference room that is available to the public and can be reserved. Books unavailable at the Tracy Public Library can be borrowed from another library within the Plum Creek Library System or through its inter-library loan program. A children’s story hour, children’s summer reading, adult winter reading, and author programs are among the library’s offerings. Hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 507-629-5548.

Tracy Aquatic Center Tracy Aquatic Center offers an Olympic-sized outdoor lap pool, a beachlike splash pool for children, and a diving well. Fountains, drop slides, two large lume slides, and tables and chairs with “funbrellas” add to the fun. Lifeguards are always on duty during pool hours. Red Crossapproved swimming lessons offered. The Aquatic Center can also be rented for private parties. A playground, picnic area, sand volleyball courts, ball ields, and basketball courts are nearby. For information about operating hours and rates call 507-629-5537, or 629-5528.

Tracy Public Library hosts many activities for children including this puppet show.

The Tracy Box Car Days Labor Day fly-in, which includes a patriotic salute to America’s Armed Forces, is the airport’s busiest day of the year.

Tracy Municipal Airport Tracy is home to one of the inest small-town airports in the state. A 3,100-foot long, 75 feet wide primary bituminous surface runway is open year-round. Two crossing grass runways that are 2,590 feet long by 200 feet, and 1,825 feet long by 200 feet and run north to south and southwest give pilots landing options in windy conditions. Eight T-shaped hangers and one maintenance hangar are available for rent The airport terminal is equipped with a weather data station, resting area, and restrooms. A courtesy vehicle is also available 24 hours a day. A 24-hour fueling station with credit card availability. Aviators enjoy a popular pancake breakfast “ly-in” on Labor Day, that’s held in conduction with Tracy Box Car Days. For more information, call 507-629-5528.

How towns were named Tracy Many railroad towns were often named after someone from a railroad company. Tracy was no different. Initially called Summit, and later Shetek Station, the village was selected in 1870 in honor of John F. Tracy, a railroad magnate. Tracy was once the president of the Chicago, Rock Island and Paciic Railroad, which transported Abraham Lincoln’s funeral car in from Washington D.C. to Springield, Ill. in April of 1865.

Walnut Grove Walnut Grove was platted in 1874. The name came about because of a grove of black walnut trees near the original town site. Walnut Grove was incorporated in 1879.

Currie Known as the “Gateway to Lake Shetek”, Currie was laid out in 1872 around a gristmill that was built by Neil and Archibald Currie.


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Swift Lake Park 23-acre park 10 campsites electrical hook-ups This Th his 2 3 acree p a k iincludes ar nclud des 1 0 campsi site ite t s wi with ith el lecttri le rica ic l ho h ook k upss aand nd d ive ive has both electrical and water hook-ups. Each site is spacious and includes a picnic table and ire pit. Tenting is allowed anywhere in the park. Camping fees can be paid through a self-registration system with a payment box located in the campground. Facilities include a playground, bathroom/shower building, picnic shelter, and RV dumping station. A one-mile paved bicycle and walking path that runs through the park. Swift Lake is stocked with bass, bluegills and crappies. A handicapaccessible ishing pier allows for shore ishing. A picnic shelter has a playground nearby. Swift Lake is a half-mile north of Tracy on County Highway 11.

Twin Circle Apartments Twin Circle Apartments are a distinctive housing complex with 12 individual apartment buildings connected by winding walkways and picturesque lower gardens Twin Circle has 59 one-bedroom apartments and one two-bedroom apartment. A community building has large sun porch and meeting room for social gatherings. The community room, which has a full-service kitchen, can be rented for meetings or parties. For more information, call 507-629-3160.

Multi-Purpose Center The Tracy Multi-Purpose Center at 200 Third St. is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for meetings and social gatherings. Tracy Senior Dining is offered weekdays. On two Saturdays during the month, a Golden Age catered meal or potluck is held. There is an open potluck meal one Saturday a month. Pancakes are served every Wednesday morning, with other breakfast offerings Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings. Rolls are served Friday mornings. The center has regular card clubs, pinochle, bingo, or billiards every day during the week after 1 p.m. The Multi-Purpose Center is governed by a seven-member board that oversees the building and daily operations of the facility. For more information or to make a meal reservation, call 507-629-5547, or 6295528.

The Tracy Tornado Tree Memorial remembers the nine people who lost their lives on June 13, 1968, when an F-5 tornado struck Tracy.

Tracy Tornado Tree The Tracy Tornado Tree Park at Hwy. 14 & Fifth St. remembers the nine people who lost their lives in the Tracy Tornado of June 13, 1968. A steel sculpture replicates the Tracy Tornado Tree that became a symbol of the resilience of Tracy people, in the aftermath of the 1968 disaster, The tree originally stood at the corner of Fifth and Rowland streets near the Tracy Elementary School that was destroyed by the tornado. The gnarled tree stump was moved to the monument site, but was later replaced by the steel replica in 1988. A portion of the original tree, as well as other items from the tornado, can be viewed at the Wheels Across the Prairie Museum on the west end of town on Highway 14.


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Sanford Tracy Medical Center Sanford Tracy Medical Center is a 25 bed critical access hospital and rural health clinic and also offers outpatient specialty services. A 30-unit senior housing complex is attached to the facility. Satellite clinics are located in Balaton and Walnut Grove. Quality Care is provided by a team of board certiied clinicians including Dr. Andy Kopperud; Kelly Hoffman, FNP; Joe Bretschneider, PA-C; Amanda Glanzer, FNP; Marti Jordan, FNP; Dr. Ibkhan Ansine; Dr. Mark Rawson; Dr. David Springer; Dr. David Sahlstrom; Greg VanderWaerdt, PA; Dr. Brad Nelson and three behavioral health providers, Trudy Ujdur, FNP; Angela Deadrick, LICSW; and Lori Thom, LICSW. Sanford Tracy Medical Center offers family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, social services, well child check-ups for babies to teens, fracture care, injury treatment, comprehensive physicals, school and sports physicals, drug screening, laboratory, immunizations, SAGE screening program, health coach, Diabetic education and behavioral health including family and individual counseling services. Clinic hours are 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-noon. Sanford Tracy Hospital provides 24-hour emergency services, medical and surgical care for inpatient and outpatient needs, general surgery, chemotherapy and swing bed availability. Comprehensive laboratory, computed radiography, in-house CT, physical, occupational, pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation services, diabetic education and wellness programs are offered. All inclusive outreach services offer cardiology, endoscopy, pulmonology, nephrology, orthopedics, urology, audiology, adult and child psychiatry, oncology, vascular, podiatry, ENT, mammography and procedures to include cardiac echoes, stress tests, EGD and colonoscopies. Sanford Tracy, afiliated with Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD, utilizes many tele-medicine resources such as Tele-ED, Tele-Stroke and Tele-Burn. The philosophy at Sanford is based on the belief that good healthcare is a right which should be guaranteed to everyone, regardless of inancial status, personal beliefs, or geographic location. We are closely linked with the rural communities we serve, and we strive to meet the healthcare needs of our communities in an eficient and caring manner achieving Sanford’s mission: dedicated to the work of health and healing.

O’Brien Court offers both independent congregate senior living and assisted senior living services.

O’Brien Court O’Brien Court offers convenient, secure, independent senior living. Thirty spacious and attractive units attached to the Sanford Tracy Hospital and Clinic. A pull cord in each room connects tenants to a 24-hour emergency response system. Designed for privacy and independence, each apartment has a complete kitchen, living room, bedroom, bath and individually controlled heating and cooling. Four different apartment styles and sizes are offered.Home Health Care services are also available. A spacious common area offers residents a place to socialize and host gatherings. For more information O’Brien Court, or to arrange facility tour, please contact O’Brien Court Manager, Cindy Swenhaugen by calling: (507) 629-8450.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has certiied Sanford primary care clinics in Minnesota as medical homes. This means the clinics have met a set of rigorous standards to provide patient and family-centered care. Sanford Tracy Hospital is a designated level IV trauma center and has also achieved stroke designation by the MDH.

Prairie View Senior Living has been serving the area since 1966.

Prairie View Senior Living Prairie View is a 55-bed skilled care facility that has been serving the area since 1966. Many quality services are offered, including Skilled Nursing Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy (for in-patients or outpatients), Wellness Programs, restorative therapies, community life, respite care, social services, Hospice care, housekeeping, and laundry. Prairie View Senior Living, Sanford Tracy, and O’Brien Court are in close proximity to one another.

Prairie View was named Tealwood Nursing Center of the Year in 2012 and the Service of Excellence Award from Care Providers of Minnesota in 2013. For more information, call 507-629-3331.


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Tracy Elementary hosts an annual spelling bee.

Area Schools

Children let their imaginations roam at St. Mary’s School.

Tracy Area Elementary School

and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Currie. A weekly all-school mass open to all faiths, an All-School Prayer is held once a month.

Students from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade can start their day with a free breakfast. All-day, every-day kindergarten students is offered.

Phone: 507-629-3270. Website: www.stmarysschooltracy.org

The school also embraces technology, teaching student tech time in a computer lab for half the time they spend in school. There is one iPad for every two students in classrooms, and one-to-one computers in the ifth- and sixth-grade Science classes. Character education is a part of the curriculum. Phone: 507-629-5518 Website: www.tracy.k12.mn.us

Principal: Laurie Nord. Phone: 507-629-3270. Website: www. stmarysschooltracy.org

Milroy Children’s program.

Milroy Schools Each student at Tracy Area High School is furnished a laptop for school work.

Tracy Area High School A “one-to-one” laptop initiative allows students to use the latest technology in many classes. TAHS offers students a wide range of classes to choose from to prepare them for the future. Students get additional opportunities and class choices as they advance up the academic scale each year. Advanced Placement vocational programs and college courses are available for upper clansmen. Phone: 507-629-5500 Website: www.tracy.k12.mn.us

St. Mary’s School St. Mary’s School in Tracy integrates Christian gospel values throughout its curriculum, from preschool through sixth grade. The school is supported by parent and parishioners of the Church of St. Mary in Tracy

Milroy Schools serve students preschool through eighth grade. In grades K-4, both the school district and M.I.L.R.O.Y Charter School develop individualized learning plans to help each student work at his/her own potential. Phone: 507-336-2563 Website: www.milroy.k12.mn.us

Westbrook-Walnut Grove Schools The Westbrook-Walnut Grove Elementary School in Walnut Grove serves pre-school to sixth grade students. The grades 7-12 high school is in Westbrook. Laptop carts, iPads and “smartboards” enhance student learning. Elementary phone: 507-859-2141 High School phone: 507274-6111 Website: www.wwgschools.org

Tracy Kids’ World This licensed day care and pre-school is located just east of Tracy Elementary School. Children infant toe school age are service. The facility offers both an indoor “mini-gym” and outdoor, fenced in playground, with separate care areas for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and before and after-school children. For more information, call Tracy Kid’s World at 507-212-6724, or email tracykids@live.com.


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Wheels Across the Prairie Museum A 1915-switch engine, tender car, wooden boxcar, and caboose seems to be ready to chug off to South Dakota at the Wheels Across the Prairie Museum. The vintage freight train, parked along side a restored Chicago & Northwestern Depot, is a must see attraction on the west edge of Tracy along Hwy. 14. Visitor favorites include the railroad bench where Laura Ingalls sat i as she awaited Pa’s arrival by train, as mentioned in the book “By the Shores of Silver Lake.” Children love ringing the switch engine’s bell. Children and adults alike delight in riding a miniature train that loops around the museum grounds. Small exhibits in the museum’s two-story “barn” features vintage photographs and articles from Tracy’s early history. “Car Barn” features antique tractors, horse-drawn equipment, and early automobiles. Other buildings include 1866 two-story log cabin that once stood at Murray County’s

Great Oasis, the Amiret Post Ofice, blacksmith shop, a 19th century country schoolhouse, the Monroe Town Hall, barbershop, a summer kitchen, and “Vi’s Hut,” a quaint cottage featuring the rosemaling of the late Vi Knott and Elvera Bisbee. The former St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, which dates from 1901, is maintained in its original state, and is available for special events. The Wheels museum will open Saturdays and Sundays in May, from 10 to 5 p.m. During June, July, and August, the museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Labor Day weekend, the museum is open through Monday. During September and October, the museum goes back to SaturdaySunday, but is closed during the week. For more information, call (507) 626-1949 or (507) 829-5145 or go online to www. wheelsacrosstheprairie.org or visit the museum’s Facebook page.

A 1915 switch engine typifies the work once done in Tracy’s rail yards.

Tracy Country Club This nine-hole course, two miles east of Tracy on Hwy.14, and offers rolling hills, lat lands, a meandering creek, mature trees, and water and sand hazards. The par-36 course is 2,953 yards from the men’s tees, with the longest hole 534 yards. A 10-tee driving range and a putting green is offered. Cart rentals are available. The course is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Green-fee golfers are welcome. Call for reservations on weekends and special events at 507629-4666.

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Willow Lake Lutheran Church remains a stately sentinel to the faith of Norwegian immigrants who established the congregation in 1874. The whitesteeple church, northeast of Lake Shetek and South of Tracy, is the last remaining country church in the Tracy area.

Willow Lake Lutheran Church The former Willow Lake Lutheran Church is the Tracy area’s last surviving white-steeple country church. Located on a hill seven miles south and one mile east of Tracy, the church was erected by irst-generation Norwegian immigrants in 1899. The Willow Lake congregation, which was organized in 1874, disbanded in 2006, but the Friends of Willow Lake non-proit organization was formed to preserve the country church. The Willow Lake Church is open for hymn sings in July and September. For more information, call 507-629-

3488 or email friendsofwillowlake@gmail.com. Mary Mickelson, who donated land for the Willow Lake Church with her husband, shares several similarities with her more famous contemporary, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Both Mary and Laura were born in 1867. They were also married in the same year (1885), and died in the same year (1957). The Willow Lake Church is three miles north of Slaughter Slough, where Shetek settlers and Dakota Indians had a tragic encounter on August 20, 1862.

Slaughter Slough A lonely monument resting on three stones looks over the prairie several miles east of Lake Shetek at the Slaughter Slough Waterfowl Production Area. The monument marks the horriic, August 20, 1862, encounter between a group of about 40 settlers, who had led their homes on Lake Shetek, and a group of Dakota warriors. The settlers had abandoned a horse-drawn wagon and sought refugee in nearby tall slough grasses after being attacked by their pursuers. Fourteen settlers, including eight children, were killed in and around the slough and near Lake Shetek, on that day. An unknown number of Dakota also died. Twenty-one settlers managed to escape or survive the attacks, with two women and four children taken captive. Later that fall, a group of Dakota young men, at a great sacriice to themselves, bartered for the captives’ freedom in North Dakota and brought them to U.S. military authorities.. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the site as a Waterfowl

Slaughter Slough is a peaceful wildlife production area today.

Production Area. Interpretive signage, a short trail, and the rock memorial honor the three groups connected with the 1862 tragedy. The irst stone honors the Dakota Indians, the inhabitants of the land prior to white settlement. The second honors the white settlers who came to Shetek in search of a batter life. The third is for the Dakota men, who were called the “Fool Soldier Band” by their peoples, who won the captives’ freedom. A parking area and trail leading to the monument is near the intersection of County Roads 37 and 96.


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Plum Creek

Despite its modest size, this creek is one of the most well-known in the state because of its mention in the Laura Ingalls Wilder book â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the Banks of Plum Creekâ&#x20AC;? as well as the Little House on Prairie television series. Located near the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dugout site one and one-half miles north of Walnut Grove, Plum Creek is 34.5 miles long and passes through the pageant site southwest of Walnut Grove, eventually emptying into to the Cottonwood River. Visitors can wade in the water by the dugout site just as Laura and her sisters likely did many years ago. Plum Creek got its name from the many wild plum trees along is course.

Plum Creek Park/Lake Laura Picturesque Plum Creek Park offers just over 200 acres to enjoy southwest of Walnut Grove. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both an Upper and Lower Plum Creek Park. The 70-unit campground located near Lake Laura in the Upper Park has private treelined sites for both RVs and tents. Electric hook ups are available for an extra charge. Firewood is available. Two-night minimum stay. A sandy beach and swimming area are at nearby at Lake Laura. Canoeing is permitted, but motorized boats pare rohibited. Panish, bass and northern pike are stocked in the lake. A hiking path circles the lake. The Upper Park also offers a nine-hole Frisbee golf course, playground equipment, two softball ields, sand volleyball courts, and a picnic area with shelter. Look for 23 tree varieties on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the Prairie Whispersâ&#x20AC;? walking tour. The park is one mile west and one mile south of Walnut Grove on County Road 78. For more information, visit www. walnutgrove.org. For camping reservations, call 888-528-7268.

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End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum The End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum in Currie is on the National Register of Historic places. The museum and park recalls’s Currie’s early days, when it was the terminus for a Chicago & Northwestern branch line from Bingham Lake. Because Currie was the end of the line, a handoperated turntable was used to turn steam locomotives around. The turntable is still operable today. Local people take great pride in the fact that the museum began with a 1972 Community Pride 4-H project

house has a rebuilt 1875 narrow gauge Baldwin steam locomotive, along with several other interesting displays and exhibits. Also in the yard is a Chicago & Northwestern water tower, a Section Foreman’s home, and a replica coal bunker that serves as a picnic shelter. A Georgia Northern #102 engine, a 1945 Minneapolis and St. Louis Bay Window wood caboose, a 1942 restored Grand Trunk Western caboose, a Brookville diesel switcher, velocipede, and Fairmont motorcars are also displayed.

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The railroad arrived in Currie in 1899 with the arrival of the branch line. Originally, it was planned to extend the line to South Dakota, but it remained a dead end, because east-west rail lines already existed through nearby Tracy and Slayton. The Currie Depot #1958 was originally built across from the museum site and was transferred to its current location on the grounds in 1974. A working H-O scale train and model city of Currie are displayed in the restored depot.

A boardwalk guides visitors to the 1873 Sunrise District #1 country schoolhouse where students in eight grades were educated together. In the summer months, services are still conducted in an 1871 Presbyterian Church. . The school and church were the irst built in Murray County. A replica of the Murray County Courthouse that was used from 1873-1889 showcases exhibits from the early Currie days, as well as artifacts from the 1891 Murray County Courthouse that was built in Slayton.

Visitors can tour several buildings within the railroad yard. An engine

The 1870 Currie General Store, the irst general store in Murray County, offers a glimpse of the goods that were sold and traded nearly 150 years ago. The Neil Currie gristmill, which the town was built around, holds the original grinding stone that was once used along Des Moines River.

Gift Shop New this year to the gift shop will be an N-Scale model train layout, including a ictitious town setting for everyone to enjoy. The shop offers clothing, books, refreshments, and souvenirs. The End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum is on the northern edge of Currie off County Highway 38.

Children love walking the boardwalk at End-O-Line.

End-O-Line is open Wednesday-Sunday from Memorial weekend through Labor Day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 507763-3708, email endoline@co.murray.mn.us, visit the website at www. endoline.com, or ind us on Facebook.


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Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Tourist Center Since its inception in 1974, the Little House on the Prairie Museum in Walnut Grove has attracted visitors from over 100 countries and all 50 states. Because of the popularity of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and the “Little House on the Prairie” television series, which also debuted in 1974, visitors have locked to the museum for a chance to step back in time and visualize how the Ingalls and other families of that period lived.

The dugout home is the same size as the one described in Laura’s book “On the Banks of Plum Creek”. Visitors can go inside the dugout and get a feeling of what life would be like to live in a 10’ x10’ space dug into the side of a creek bank.

The museum offers visitors a comprehensive collection of Laura Ingalls Wilder history. See an actual quilt used by Laura and her daughter Rose, a Bible from the church the Ingalls family attended, historic documents, and scale models of Ingalls family television homes.

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There is also a collection of items donated by the many stars of the Little House on the Prairie TV series that have visited the museum over the years. The museum also has several historic buildings, including a chapel, an 1898 depot, country schoolhouse, early settler’s home, a dugout home, an onion-domed house, a covered wagon, and more.

A Kelton Doll Collection that features over 250 dolls from 1870 to modern time. The museum is open daily during June, July, and August, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with shorter hours in April, May, September, and October.

A recently-remodeled gift store at the museum offers a wide selection of books pertaining to Laura Ingalls Wilder, souvenirs, hand-sewn pioneer clothing, t-shirts, sweatshirts, snacks, and handcrafted items. Many items can be ordered through the museum’s website at www.walnutgrove.org.

Ingalls Dugout Site Open from May through October, this site gives visitors access to the Ingalls family’s original dugout site referenced in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book “On the Banks of Plum Creek”.

Country View Senior Living is known for its home-like atmosphere.

Country View Senior Living Community Country View Senior Living Community in Walnut Grove has 16 assisted living and 12 independent living units in a variety of loor plans. The facility has an attached medical clinic. Meal programs, home care assistance, medication management, escorts, safety checks, health monitoring, and nurse visits are among the services offered. Staff is available 24 hours a day. A beauty shop, exercise room, billiard room, garages, community room, indoor mailboxes, elevator, planned activities are among the amenities offered. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 507-859-2133.

Located one and one-half miles north of Walnut Grove, the site has an informational sign as to the exact site along Plum Creek that the Ingalls lived when they arrived in Walnut Grove in 1874. All that remains now of their dugout home is a depression on the banks of Plum Creek, yet visitors still enjoy the experience. Harold and Della Gordon purchased the land in 1947, unaware of its historical connection at the time. Following courthouse records, Garth Williams, the illustrator of Laura’s books, discovered the Gordon’s farm had been homesteaded by the Ingalls. The Gordon family continues to maintain access to the dugout site and other items mentioned in Laura’s book such as “The Big Rock”, spring, and plum thickets. Storyboards assist the visitors along the path, which includes a bridge over the creek Twenty-ive acres of native grasses have been planted around the dugout site. The site is open daily from dawn to dusk from May through October, weather permitting. Entrance is through the 1900-era farmstead on Redwood County Road 5. Follow the signs to a parking and picnic area. A nominal carload admission is charged.


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Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant The popular Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant is hitching its wagons for its 40th season. This year’s outdoor drama is scheduled Friday and Saturday, July 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29. The family-oriented two-act drama depicts the life of the Ingalls family near Walnut Grove in the 1870s. Laura Ingalls Wilder. Staged in a beautiful natural amphitheater near the banks of Plum Creek near Walnut Grove, the pageant is faithful to the “Little House” books written by Laura Ingalls-Wilder. Local volunteers make up the cast and production crew. Elaborate stage sets are complemented with professional-level lighting and sound systems. The Ingalls’ dugout home, a church, school and general store are among the sets. The story is based on the fourth book in the Laura Ingalls Wilder series, “On the Banks of Plum Creek.” The pageant recounts events such as the construction of the town’s church, prairie ires, and the grasshopper plague that wiped out the family’s wheat crop. A mature Laura, looking back on her life, narrates the story. Pre-pageant musical entertainment begins at 8 p.m., with performances beginning at 9 p.m. The 40th pageant season takes on extra signiicance, since 2017 is also the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls birth. In keeping with the 40th anniversary, former pageant members will be recognized prior to performances each night. A photo exhibit of past pageants is planned at the Wilder Museum’s “Grandma’s House.” The Wilder Museum, where a new display of Garth Williams illustrations is planned, is celebrating Laura’s 150th birthday “all year long.” Pageant Tickets: Reserved seating: 1,000 numbered chairs for $17 (children may sit on an adult’s lap for free). General admission: $15. Children age 5-and-under: free in general admission. General admission ticket holders should bring their own blanket or folding chair for hillside seating. Call 888-859-3102 or visit www.walnutgrove.org for more information or for reserved tickets.

Laura/Nellie Look-Alike Contest: Many of the costumed girls seen roaming around town during pageant Saturdays are actually participating in the popular Laura Ingalls Wilder and Nellie Oleson look-alive contests. Registration for girls 8-12 is held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on July 15, 22 and 29 at the Walnut Grove City Park. Online registration is also available by visiting www.walnutgrove.org. look-a-like contests begin at 3 p.m. Prizes are awarded based on overall appearance and knowledge of the “On the Banks of Plum Creek” book. Loggers Fishing Derby: Free. Saturday, July 22 beginning at 10 a.m. at Lake Laura in Plum Creek Upper Park located one and a half miles southwest of Walnut Grove. Kids ages 12-and-under can try their luck at catching a ish and earn a prize. Bring your own ishing pole. Bait will be provided.

Walnut Grove Attractions Congregational Church Site The 1874 church that the Ingalls family attended was located on the corner of 5th and Bedel Streets. The church was torn down in 1954, replaced by private home that is unavailable for viewing.

Ingalls School Site Once the site of the country school that Laura Ingalls Wilder and her sisters Mary and Carrie attended in the 1870s.Located on the corner of 4th and Washington Streets, the school was torn down by 1903 and the site is now a private home and unavailable for viewing.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Monument Traveling north of Walnut Grove on County Road 5 for 1.6 miles will take you to a stone monument that honors the early pioneers of the area, including the Ingalls family.

Location: One mile west and one-half mile south of Walnut Grove on Crown Avenue.

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Pageant Suppers: During the weekends of the pageant, various churches and community groups serve meals from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Community Center at 311 Sixth Street. Open to the public. Menus may vary. Call 888-859-3102 for group reservations of 25 or more.

Now a private home and unavailable for viewing, this site located on the corner of 8th Street and County Road 20 once houses the Masters Hotel where Laura once worked.

Family Festival: This free annual event at the Walnut Grove City Park offers children’s activities, pioneer demonstrations, concessions, arts and crafts, live music and vendor displays. The festival is held three Saturdays of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant (July 15, 22 and 29). Plum Creek Rendezvous & Black Powder Shoot, July 14 and 15, two miles south and one mile west of Walnut Grove. See authentically attired re-enactors test their skills shooting black-powder irearms. For more information call Leonard McLaughlin at 507-859-2479.

Pa’s Bell The original bell that Charles Ingalls helped purchase now hangs in the belfry of the English Lutheran Church at 450 Wiggins Street. The Ingalls family became charter members of the Congregational Church. Pa Ingalls helped pay for the church bell by donating the last $3 he had saved for a pair of new boots. The church is since gone, but the English Lutheran Church purchased the bell for its new building. The bell still calls people to worship each Sunday morning.


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Area Parks

Camden State Park

(507) 865-4530 10 miles southwest of Marshall on Highway 23 Camden State Park is a heavily wooded oasis along the Redwood River of over 1,600 acres. Habitat includes a maple basswood forest and prairie meadows. Spring-fed swimming pool has a nice sandy beach, with a nearby sand volleyball court is located near the beach. There are lifeguards on duty at the pool. Nearly 16 miles of hiking trails, eight miles of snowmobile trails, 10 miles of horseback riding trails, over four miles of mountain bike trails, and ive miles of cross-country ski trails. The Redwood River is a designated trout stream, with German Brown Trout stocked each spring. Trout stamp required. Brawner Lake has a ishing pier and boat ramp (electric motors only). The park has 80 drive-in campsites (upper and lower campgrounds), 29 electrical. There are two wheelchair accessible sites (lower campground) and 12 horse campsites (50-person capacity). The group campsite is located adjacent to the Redwood River and accommodates up to 50 people. Reservations accepted 90 days in advance for both campgrounds by calling 866-857-2757 or on-line at www.stayatmnparks.com.

Lake Shetek State Park (507) 763-3256 3.5 miles NW of Currie via County Roads 38 and 37 The 1,108-acre park’s history is rooted in the US–Dakota War of 1862. In August of that year, Dakota Indians descended on the Shetek settlement. Sixteen white settlers and an unknown number of Dakota were killed. A monument to those who died stands on the east side of the park. The park has 70 drive-in campsites (Oak Woods and Sunrise campgrounds), 64 electrical (32 have sewer, water and electric with 50 amp service). There are seven cart-in sites, seven wheelchair accessible sites, and one primitive group camp (Wilderness camp). The Zuya Group Center has an 80-person capacity. There are also four camper cabins. 14 miles of marked hiking trails include an interpretive trail to Loon Island; six-mile paved bike trail; ive miles of snowmobile trails. On the water: Boat access, canoe and kayak rental, and swimming. Other recreation: Picnic facilities, playground equipment, volleyball courts, activity ields and swimming areas. To reserve a campsite or cabin, call 866-85(PARKS) or 866-857-2757 or go on-line to www.stayatmnparks.com

Garvin Park (507) 532-8214, www.LyonCo.org In Lyon County one mile north of the junction of Highways 59 and 14.

The Lyon County park’s 700 rolling acres include rugged hills and grassy meadows. The Cottonwood River runs through the park. Garvin Park has marked trails for hiking and horseback riding in the summer, and is a popular spot for picnicking and camping. The Horse Camp site is designed speciically for riders to camp and has 17 sites with electrical hook-ups. The campground is open from mid-May through mid-October. Five large picnic shelters with tables (four with electric) shower facilities. Softball ield and lookout tower. Two-and-a-half miles of hiking trails; ive-and-a-half miles of horse and snowmobile trails and two-and-a-half miles of cross-country skiing trails. Warming house may be rented for parties/meetings. Two camprounds, lower and upper, have electrical hook-ups. Lower has 15 sites and upper has 14 sites and one non-electric site. The primitive campground includes eight non-electric tent sites. A 9-hole disc golf course passes through a mix of oak woods, elevation changes, and open spaces. Distance of play is about 3,200 feet and walking distance is about 5,100 feet. For more information contact (507) 532-8214.

Lake Sarah East Located on the east side of Lake Sarah on U.S. Highway 59. 1.6 acres in size includes boat landing, dock, picnic shelter, playground equipment and restroom facilities. For more information call the Murray County Parks Department at (507) 836-1195.

Sundquist Park Located on the west side of Lake Sarah on County Road 30. 14 campsites available. Over 10 acres in size, boat landing, dock, swimming area, dressing rooms, two picnic shelters, playground equipment and multiple restroom facilities. Overnight camping with electrical hookups. Ample tent camping space. Become a “camp host” candidate by calling the Murray County Parks Department at (507) 836-1195.

Swenson Park Located on the north side of Current Lake Swenson Park’s 18 RV sites include electrical hook-up, picnic tables, ire rings and grills. Dump station is provided. Playground, boat ramp with dock are available. Most sites are wheelchair accessible. Sites are irst come, irst serve basis. New bathroom/shower facilities and frisbee disc course were completed in 2015. Current lake is great for swimming and ishing. Fish species include walleye, northern and panish. For more information call the Murray County Parks Department at (507) 836-1195.


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2017 Shetek Area Visitor’s Guide — 31

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To Tracy Lyon County

Clear Lake

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Shetek 21 [ J

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Lake Sarah

Lake Shetek Inlet

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Lake Sarah

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Mason

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Slaughter Slough

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30 ÿ Æ

Dovray Township

12 [ J

Lake Shetek

17 [ J

Fox Lake

Bloody Lake

50 [ J

48 [ J

Lowville Township

Round Lake Lake Fremont

16 [ J

30 [ J

38 [ J

Holly Township

Skandia Township

Lake Maria

22 [ J

38 [ J Murray

[ . Slayton Township

Legend [ _ [ Casey Jones Trail G [ Snowmobile Trails .

Streams Lakes Cities Wildlife Management Area Waterfowl Protection Area Source: Murray Co. GIS Data Prepared By: Murray Co. Environmental Office Displayed Using: Murray Co. Coordinate System

Lime Lake Township

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[ Historical Site e [ Swimming Beach m [ Hiking & Biking Trail ½

Murray County Parks 5. End-O-Line County Park k [e [½ [ 6. Marsh's Landing County Park k [x [d [ 7. East Lake Sarah County Park k [d [ 8. West Lake Sarah County Park k [t [x [d [m [ 9. Forman Acres County Park k [d [ 10. Shetek State Park m [k [t [x [½ [e [ [d


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