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Fun Fact Friday

Last week we were told 6 more weeks of winter, but this week it has felt a bit like spring may be coming soon. There is even a 50 degree day in the upcoming forecast! Either way, warmer weather will be here to stay soon and we are so lucky to live along the Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park.

Fun-Fact Friday:

This 1907 image at our Lock 11 shows the first boat along the historic waterway that connected the Quad Cities to the Illinois River. Although the Canal's economic uses were short lived, it has continued to provide recreation for many.

If you want to learn more about the Hennepin Canal, stop by the Museum on Main this Saturday during our open hours 10am-1pm.

(Yes, if you have amazingly good eyes, you might be able to make out that the lock number was mislabeled as Lock 18.)


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