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Park Region Telephone – OTC Veteran’s Service August 2017 Segment
Park Region Telephone – OTC Veteran’s Service August 2017 Segment
Park Region Telephone – OTC Veteran’s Service August 2017 Segment
Park Region Telephone – OTC Veteran’s Service August 2017 Segment
Lakes Country Living takes viewers on a quick tour of the historic Prospect House in Battle Lake, Minnesota. Jay Johnson, tour guide and great grandson of James Allison “Cap” Colehour, tells the story of Cap’s Civil War exploits as he shows just some of the amazing collection of documents and artifacts on display here. See the first and second floors of the beautiful mansion as it was last remodeled in 1929, and the third floor as it was originally used to house summer tourists from 1886 to 1924. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Prospect House & Civil War Museum is worth driving many miles to visit; but plan to stay a while – there’s a lot to look at!
Lakes Country Living, BATTLE LAKE, MN – Jay Johnson, founder of the museum, gives a nickel tour of his family’s history starting with his great-grandfather’s Civil War experiences, to the establishments of the first resort in Battle Lake, to the resort’s remodeling just before the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929. This is just a brief overview of the incredible material waiting for you to see when you visit this unique destination in the heart of Minnesota’s lakes country. BATTLE LAKE, MN – Jay Johnson, founder of the museum, gives a nickel tour of his family’s history starting with his great-grandfather’s Civil War experiences, to the establishments of the first resort in Battle Lake, to the resort’s remodeling just before the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929. This is just a brief overview of the incredible material waiting for you to see when you visit this unique destination in the heart of Minnesota’s lakes country.