A long time ago a stone mason built a stone fireplace at our old resort, it was falling apart, we repaired it the best we could. It was a beautiful fireplace with a metal door and a tall chimney. We put wire racks above the fire box. It would roast a few marshmallows or fry up a couple of hot dogs. I must have an old photo of it someplace.
I found one!
Far Guy’s Dad Marvin fixing a picnic table/ bench…you can see someone has started a fire in the outdoor fireplace…I think Far Guy is back behind the fireplace breaking up some small sticks of wood…or goofing off. Photo taken by me in August 1989 Pine Springs Resort, Osage Township, Becker County Minnesota.
Arvilla and Carl had a stone piece in their yard. They moved here in 1953 and the structure was there when they moved in. ( Carl and Arvilla lived right across the road from the resort. Jolynn and Steve live there now.)
Arvilla always planted it with Red Geraniums…and Jolynn is carrying on the tradition.
I think this might have been a wishing well at one time…or a fountain or a bird bath/flower planter. The top has been repaired. It was more than likely built in the 1920’s to 1930’s.
Over at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge one of the picnic areas has a stone wall.
Over at Linnell Cemetery there are stone walls at the main entrance.
There are a few other places where old stone work can be seen. I should probably photograph them all. One of the nearby “estates” has a stone porch and several stone buildings….I suppose in the name of history I could get myself invited over for coffee.