Here’s a little something I wrote a while back.
I love this state. Conifer and Hardwood forests, rolling hills, farmland and prairie.
There is enough pink and black and white granite to make 10 billion headstones,
but we’re not the Granite state. That’s New Hampshire. We are the land of 10,000 lakes.
More like 12,000, and some don’t have names. For those that do, there are,
Bad Axe Lake,
Dead Fish Lake,
East Four Legged Lake,
First Dog Lake,
Hanging Horn Lake,
Ice Cracking Lake,
Jock Mock Lake,
Little Dead Horse Lake,
Ox Hide Lake,
Pea Soup lake,
Rain Barrel Lake,
Thirty One Lake,
No lakes beginning with X,
and Zig Zag Lake.
And little towns scattered all across the state like,
No towns beginning with X,
The town of Rice is not in Rice county, it’s in Benton County.
The town of Faribault is not in Faribault County, It’s in Rice County.
The town of Blue Earth is not in Blue Earth County, It’s in Faribault County.
The town of Becker is not in Becker County, it’s in Sherburne County.
The town of Cook is not in Cook County, it’s in St. Louis County.
The town of St. Louis is not in St. Louis County, it’s in Missouri.
The town of Cottonwood is not in Cottonwood County, it’s in Lyon County.
The town of Grant is not in Grant County, it’s in Ramsey County.
The town of Marshall is not in Marshall County, it’s in Lyon County.
As far as I know, there are no Lions in Lyon County.
And, The Mississippi River does not begin in Mississippi,
it begins in… Minnesota! in Itasca State Park, which by the way, is not in Itasca County.
And last but not least, I hear there is great fishing on Alcohol Creek!