WHENEVER I VISIT a small town, I am drawn to the details that give a community character. Like Thurlow Hardware and Rental in Pequot Lakes.
I visited this central Minnesota town nearly a year ago. This area and parts north are decidedly different from my home region in the southeastern section of the state. To the north, lakes and woods abound and Paul Bunyan lore is prevalent in tourist attractions, business names and more. Pequot Lakes, for example, features a water tower resembling a Bunyan-sized bobber.
A northwoods culture prevails, stamps upon these towns.
These folks also appreciate their heritage.
These details I noticed, along with vintage signage, as I checked out that small town hardware store.
TELL ME: Do you explore small towns? If yes, what draws your interest? Give me a specific example, if you wish.
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