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S: Grantsburg, Wisconsin 2011

1: On Memorial Day weekend 1976, we bought land on Little Wood Lake. We chose Wisconsin because we didn't want to drive more than two hours from home. We are located 11 miles east of the St. Croix River which divides Minnesota and Wisconsin. This is a little history about the city of Grantsburg and the surrounding area.

2: The village of Grantsburg is located in Burnett County, the nose in the "Indianhead" portion of Wisconsin. Grantsburg became a village in 1865.

3: This is the SECOND stop light in the entire county! It's located on the corners of Hwy. 70 and 48.

5: Crex Meadows is a 30,000 acre wildlife area with wetlands, brush prairies and forests. | Over 120,000 people visit Crex Meadows each year.

6: Grace Baptist Church

7: We have attended Grace in the summers since the 70's.

8: The downtown street is quiet, even in the middle of the afternoon. | Where is everybody?????

9: The public library has limited hours. I use their wireless internet to get my emails.

10: Grantsburg held its first Watercross competition in 1977. The first race was held to see who could make it on a snowmobile from the island on Memory Lake to the shore, some 300 feet away. In the years following, racers became more skilled.. Racers come from the US and Canada and it has become a World Class Champion Race.. It brings thousands of visitors to the area the third weekend in July... | Memory Lake is a small flowage created by a dam on the Wood River that flows within a block of downtown Grantsburg.

11: This is one of my favorite places. It is an old grist mill located on Co. Rd. M.

12: There were many one room schoolhouses in the area because it was a law that a child could not be more than five miles from the nearest school. Both of these buildings were schoolhouses at one time. | The Wood River Town Hall in Alpha was used in the 1900's as a one room schoolhouse.

13: Senior High School | Middle School | Nelson Elementary | This school was rated as one of the top high schools in the US by U.S. News & World Report. | Grantsburg Elementary School

14: Grantsburg Airport | Gateway Plaza | Hardware Store and Co-op | The ONE and ONLY grocery store | Grantsburg Motel

15: The Burnett Dairy Cheese Store in Alpha is known for their delicious cheese. Every year they win many awards. They ship cheese all over the country.

16: The hospital is the only one in Burnett County. It has 15 acute care beds. Also attached is a 50 bed Continuing Care Center. Fortunately we have had to use the emergency room twice in 30+ years!

17: Wayne is a member of the golf course. In Aug. of 2010 he got his first hole in one! | Congratulations Wayne!

18: Grantsburg Pool | Let's go swimming!

19: 22856 Swanson Road

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