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    1. Re: [MN-GHOSTTOWNS] Maple Island, Washington Co.
    2. Margit
    3. 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 "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 >

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