Monthly Archives: January 2014

Crazy Love

Apparently Valentine’s Day is expanding into a month-long holiday. At De la Pear (12 Fountain Street) they’re celebrating “30 Days of Love.” It’s been going on for a couple weeks and continues through Valentine’s weekend. ¬†According to the new De … Continue reading

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Holy Cow!

Last week, over 640,000 people from across the nation converged on Denver, Colorado for the National Western Stock Show, now in its 108th year. We mention it because of what happened at the Junior Livestock Auction. Watch this video and … Continue reading

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High Street the Focus of Today’s Lyceum

Lucille May leads the discussion at today’s lyceum. The topic is High Street from Chestnut on down. Guests are encouraged to share their memories. This is the first of three winter lyceums for 2014 presented by the Mineral Point Historical … Continue reading

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Where Have All The Spaceships Gone?

When the new Mineral Point Visitor Guide arrives each year, some of us feel as excited as Steve Martin in The Jerk, when the new phonebooks arrived. ¬†Here’s a link to that scene. Once again, we say with total certainty … Continue reading

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The Mother Of All Valentines

Did you know Esther A. Howland is known as the “mother of the American Valentine”? In the 1840’s (when Mineral Point was just beginning to roll) Esther’s father owned a stationery and book store in Worcester, Massachusetts. After receiving a … Continue reading

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