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Glowing October Water
St. Louis River
Jay Cooke State Park
Near Fond Du Lac, MN

One of the things that always creeps into my mind when I am here is the thought that at the time when the American Colonies were hugging the Eastern Seaboard French fur traders were already well established this far North and this far inland and frequented this area (where the St. Louis river feeds into Lake Superior) trading with the Ojibwe.

Jay Cooke State Park was established in 1915 when the St. Louis River power company donated 2,359 acres (later the State Purchased an additional 6,500 acres to add to the park).

Wandering or driving Jay Cooke you can find dams and other intrusions to remind you of the presence of the power company but more often this is one of those places that really feel as pristine as the world was was centuries earlier


Jay Cooke Park site:
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/jay_cooke/index.html

wonderful index of Minnesota state parks (with links to each park)
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/map.html

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