Sunday, June 10, 2012

My historic hometown.

Good Sunday to all of you. It is another hot and humid day here today. temps in the 90s and sticky. After attending an outside wedding in this heat yesterday it feels good to be inside today. We need rain so bad but so far it doesn't look good.

I am very proud of my small town. I live in a little river town named Wabasha and we are one of the earliest settled towns in Minnesota. Some say we are the oldest and some say we are the second oldest, but of course it is just good to know we are old. We are also small, 2500 people call this home. We are few but we are proud. One of the neatest things that I like about my town is how we preserved the old buildings.

I will start with our welcome sign...est 1830, oh yes and the home of Grumpy Old Men. The movies were set in Wabasha, the names and the places were Wabasha but unfortunately non of the scenes were filmed here.
Then I will take you to where I work. This is the Wabasha Pharmacy. The neatest thing is the squirt wall advertising on the side.
Here is a close up of the Squirt sign. It is fading.

These next shots are all from downtown, if you make them bigger most of them have the year on them that they were built. I got these from our website.

Here are some I took. This is the street leading to downtown, Pembroke.

This is the old City hall, then it was the library, the it was an antique place then a clock store and now it is a jewelry store.

  Here is a neat close-up
This is St. Felix Catholic Church with a neat old pick-up in front of it.
This is Grace Memorial Episcopal Church and the iron fence around it.

This is a favorite house of mine, not sure when this was built but it is old.
And there are of course some old favorites that have gotten torn down. this was a one room schoolhouse that sat in the middle of the corn field until they tore it down.
And this is our old jail that they just tore down I think it was the summer before last.

 Then of course we have the new..The National Eagle Center. It is a really neat place and a fun place for visitors to go.

Fountain outside the NEC

Well there you have a little tour of my hometown. If you ever come to visit be sure to look me up!


cynthia lee designs said...

What a charming town that you live in!! So pretty!!
Thanks for taking me on the tour.
Have a great week.

Trace4J said...

Awesome town you live friend.
Have a great day.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Cindi! What a beautifully preserved town you live in!I just love to see old buildings with the old advertising on them. We have some of those too. It's so nice to see towns that value their past!--Jan

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Cindi, oh what a great little old town you live in, would love to visit one day for sure. I`ll send some rain out your way, we have had nothing but rain for 2 days now,and more this week, better start building my ark, tee hee.Thanks for sharing pictures of your sweet little hometown,enjoyed so much, Blessings Francine.

Gail said...

But "Where's the Anchor Inn???"

Raggedy Creations said...

Thanks for the tour of your hometown Cindi. It is a lovely town to live in.


Pendleton Primitives said...

Very lovely, shame they tore down the school house.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Pretty sights of your home town~ enjoyed the tour~so much beauty across the country always fun to see other places~
thanks for sharing

frontporchprims said...

Your town is so pretty. Thanks for taking us on a tour. The Grumpy Old Men movies are some of our favorites. I have seen them probably more times than I can count:) We own them both. Hope that doesn't say to much about me. Hee hee. Anyway, I love the old Squrit sign. Have a great day. -Steph-

Dorothy said...


I just looked at my blog and noticed your comment -- I wanted to email you and say thank you but I had no email address for you - I mailed a card off to you today -- thank you so much for the wonderful goodies! I LOVE THEM! Please accept my apology for not getting in touch with you sooner

Cyn said...

I love all those old churches in your home town.