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    1. [MN-GHOSTTOWNS] Maple Island, Washington Co.
    2. Diana
    3. 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 didn’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)

    01/13/2009 05:08:39