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    1. Re: [MN-GHOSTTOWNS] Maple Island, Washington Co.
    2. Diana
    3. Thank you, Margit! Because of your response to Lori's (I hope I'm remembering her name correctly) question, I went to that site and looked up Maple Island and found that bit of info, and it was indeed informative for me. Perhaps investigation into the life and family of Isaac Staples would provide me with more information about the village, its inhabitants, businesses and history. Before the county burned the house and demolished that other old foundation, a neighbor of ours did propose to a historical society that our house (the store) be preserved as a historical building within the park. Possibly because of the short lifespan of the village, and its tiny(?) size, there wasn't enough interest to save my childhood home. It was a very cool old building, and I for one, mourn its loss. I have only a few family pictures, a handful of old square nails fished out of the rubble after it burned, and my fading memories of it. I'm hoping to find more if I can. Thanks again! Diana Margit <[email protected]> wrote: http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/ Washington County MAPLE ISLAND, a village in section 16 of May Township, was created by the Soo Line in 1886. Isaac Staples, Stillwater businessman, was the owner of a 3,000-acre farm known as Maple Island Farm, located on Mud Lake, which had an island with maple trees; thus the name, which was used for the post office, 1885-1900. _________________ Margit in Minnesota http://norwaytoamerica.blogspot.com/ "You will never know, unless you ask!" On Jan 13, 2009, at 2:08 PM, Diana wrote: > > Normal 0 false false > false > MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 > st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ > table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle- > rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; > mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para- > margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow- > orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi- > language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi- > language:#0400;} Good afternoon, > > > > I joined this group a couple of years back, but never posted my > question, I don’t think, anyway. The posts here recently reminded > me about my joining… > > I was wondering if anyone has any information on the village of > Maple Island, MN, in Washington County. I found the little blurb on > the MN Historical Society site, which was very interesting (I didnâ > €™t realize there was an actual island with maple trees on it!), but > I’m wondering if anyone has come across other mentions of it in > their research. > > Reason I ask is that I grew up in the building that was once the > Maple Island General Store. It’s gone now, burned in 1991 to make > way for Big Marine Park. As a child, I played in an old stone > foundation (also since bulldozed by the county) that was a town > building of some sort, and had a fort on what I believe was the site > of the Maple Island train depot. > > I know that the store was moved by horses around the turn of the > century from its original location on Manning Trail, down 155th > St., to the location I knew it at on May Ave. > > As a child, I didn’t fully realize the significance of where I > lived, didn’t ask the right questions of the right folks, and now > most of the people who knew – or might have known – are gone. > > > Thank you, > Diana Anshakov (formerly Williams) > > > ==== MN-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List ==== > [email protected] > > To contact the List Administrator: > Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] > with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and > the body of the message > ==== MN-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List ==== [email protected] To contact the List Administrator: Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

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