LITTLE MINNESOTA - 2
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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member DAILLFARM
N 44° 22.995 W 096° 11.091
14T E 724246 N 4918295
Quick Description: This is the 2nd of 100 of the cities described in the book LITTLE MINNESOTA.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2012 10:05:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMEQA1
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Waymarks Created From This Uncategorized Waymark:
 Old Texaco Station - Arco, MN - posted by saopaulo1

Long Description:
Since 1973, all incorporated towns were declared officially to be ‘cities’ by an act of the Minnesota Legislature. Ever wonder about those ‘little cities’? This series of 100 waymarks will take you to all corners of the great state of Minnesota to visit the 100 smallest of the incorporated cities in the state. All have a great story to tell.
This is the 2nd of 100 of the cities described in the book LITTLE MINNESOTA. Arco was platted in 1900 as Arcola and first incorporated under that name in June 30, 1903 being named by the Chicago and North Western Railway officials for the ancient city of Arcola in Italy. The name was later shortened to avoid confusion with a railway station named Arcola in Washington County. The city was reincorporated July 28, 1903 is currently home to 75 persons. Its post office began in 1900 in the general store of postmaster Christian Larsen and it had a station of the Minnesota and South Dakota Railway.
Situated in the middle of Lincoln County is the prairie city of Arco, home of a marvelous rock-covered former Texaco gas station turned private residence [the ‘stars’ are still visible] and an amazing collection of stone statues in Anderson Park on Lake Stay.
One day per week local volunteers operate the Clothing Center, a used clothing exchange. Bethany Lutheran Church boasts a beautiful stained glass window over the altar and an arched ceiling with intricate woodwork.
This series of waymarks is tuned to getting people to visit these wonderful small communities before they disappear completely. To validate your ‘find’, please post a photo of you with your GPS at the coordinates and please relate a little tidbit about what you learned about the town and its people that is not in this narrative or the book. You can learn more about ‘LITTLE MINNESOTA’ by logging on to (visit link)
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