Thursday afternoon we finally arrive in Grand Rapids, MN. This little town lying on the banks of the Mississippi River is the County Seat of Itasca, County, where Bob inherited land over 50 years ago.
There is one Army Corp of Engineers campground a few miles out of town, but without reservations, we are out of luck. Don’t you love our “private” campground at Cubs Foods?
On Friday the 10th, we met with our listing agent, and then I had a chance to go to the recorder’s office to search for the property his grandfather purchased and lived in while practicing medicine in Nashwauk. While Bob was talking to the real estate agent, I managed to go to the recorder’s office, and with incredible luck, found the Grantee, John L. Shellman, on August 12, 1911. The people there gave me the corresponding address so we could take a look when going through Nashwauk.
Of course on Saturday morning, unknown to us, it is recycling day, and the garbage trucks arrive early, make lots of noise, and stay all morning – no sleeping in.
No matter, we’re out of there and about an hour & a quarter drive north on Hwy 65, north of Nashwauk, we arrive at Bob’s land, meeting the real estate agent there to list the property. First stop, however, is Nashwauk to see the property his grandfather bought almost 100 years ago. Of course, who knows what it looked like back then?
This is really remote property about 100 miles south of International falls. Pretty, there are several homes & cabins on the southern portion of the lake, a few people even live here year around. In previous years we’ve met some neighbors who gave us a boat tour, but this particular weekend, we find no one around.
The above photo is Sandra, our listing agent, and Bob, out on the road adjacent to the property.
Returning to Grand Rapids, we visit the aforementioned Army Corp of Engineers Campground and take a couple of photos of the beautiful Mississippi.
Tomorrow, the Headwaters of the Mississippi River!
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