VIEW A COMMUNITY ONLY from its public front face and you miss seeing the entire portrait of a place.
On a recent visit to Pelican Rapids in northwestern Minnesota, a side pathway between buildings led me to the Pete the Pelican sculpture.
And more—a unique suspension footbridge
and art on the backs of businesses.
Pelican Rapids, as you might rightly guess, identifies itself with pelicans. An early history of the town states that enormous pelicans circled overhead as they moved towards their nesting area at the upper rapids.
And so the pelican became this town’s symbol…
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