From this week's American Profile Magazine.
MINNESOTA-- THE GRANDFATHER OF SNOWMOBILING, Edgar Hetteen, co-founded Polaris Industries and founded Arctic Cat (or as folks in the local advertiser paper call it, Artic Cat). A native of Roseau (pop. 2,633), in 1960, he and three companions drove their sleds 1,200 miles across Alaska to show durability. Hetteen died in February at age 90.
OHIO-- Here's eating in a mighty old place. The Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennison (pop.375) could get a ruler cracked over your knuckles for misbehavior. Built in 1863, it was the first two-story brick schoolhouse built in the Midwest and was reportedly visited by President Lincoln.
Since 1962, a popular restaurant has been housed in it with menus written on the original slate blackboards and old-fashioned food served on lazy Susans at each table. (You know if you spin a lazy Susan just right, stuff will fly off and strike others at your table (hopefully not yourself).
With the year 1863 and Lincoln, I would think this place might well have something to do with the Civil War. I seem to remember hearing about a Camp Dennison Union training camp and Confederate prison.
Noisy Kids at the Restaurant Are Punished with Those Noises Only Chalk Can Make on a Blackboard. --RoadDog
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