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    ghost towns in minnesota

    has anyone detected any ghost towns in minnesota and what cool stuff have you found?

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    I've detected Swede hollow but it kinda sucked [at least that's what I'll say on here, lol]... Naw, I did it wrong last time but now have new insight so I may go back. Other than that, I haven't been out to any.. Planned on it but haven't made it to any yet.. You?


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    no but like I said swede hollow is just a few blocks away but kinda scary alone.

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    lol, it's not scary... Only the people standing on the stairs smoking joints but what are they gonna do.. haha

    Maybe we can go down there together this spring and hunt a little... I don't generally hunt with anyone because that's my alone time but I'll do it... Maybe you can take me out panning as well... I have no desire to start that as another hobby but it would be fun to do especially around here


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    cool

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    My buddies and I picked Swede Hollow clean years ago. Try snooping around Hamm's... I do though have a nice list of MN ghost town and have found a lot of cool stuff. I was scouting a place to turkey hunt last spring and came across old fences and foundations, one of the things I found was an old metal toy cargo truck which had to be from the 30's-50's.
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    I've collected old Minn maps for around 9 yrs now....the oldest being 1919...not too detailed though. I also have a detailed "Official Minnesota Road Map" put out by the state in 1925. It was only the second yr the state issued a road map and it is LARGE......27" X 38". It was printed in 2 colors - red and black for paved and unpaved roads and blank on the back. I also have a 1921 World Atlas showing all of the states in multi colors. I find many town names on the Minn map that I never heard of and I don't think they exist now.

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    Cool! anything on the town of beaver?

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    There are 2 Beavers on one of the Minn maps I have.....I looked at 4 maps and a 1942 R R guide before I found a 'Beaver'. One is located N W of Split Rock (Map says it's a town....Split Rock Lighthouse is on its shore) and the other one is N W of Winona. Other than that, I know nothing about either one. Google 'Beaver, Minn' and see what you come up with.

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    I have and there isn't much info about it....its the one by winona....I have ancestors buried at the cemetary there. And thats all that is left.

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    I found a "good for" token from the town of Beaver. I sold about 20 years ago for $80.
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    A buddy and I searched for the town of Vicksburg. Down in the Renville County area. We had old Maps and found the old grave yard. Only about 15 graves, all broken up. We hunted and hunted the fields we thought would be the town and never found it. It was a fun search and very interesting. Met some great people and learned a huge amount about the Sioux Uprising in the area. We did get to hunt a few old home sites and old groves had some great old relics. Bottles and such. Is certainly was worth the time and money in gas and traveling to learn the truth of history!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattfink View Post
    Cool! anything on the town of beaver?
    A little history on Beaver.

    Beaver, Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Here is a list of ghost towns.

    Minnesota Treasures: Minnesota Ghost Towns

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    That was very interesting R D, thanks. Last spring I investigated Langola, it's in my neck of the woods. It appears that the past location of that town is now occupied by a camping area. For many a snow, I was interested by Watab....a few miles from where I live. I'll try to hit that place in the spring.

 

 
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