This Town's Rocks

March 24, 2012

I'm not hip enough to ever say, "This town rocks."

So I play with words and say, "This town's rocks."

You know what I mean:  the stones found in this town.

Stone outcroppings. Rock outcroppings. That's what caught my photographer's eye.

Oronoco, population 1300, is just north of Rochester, Minnesota. The Zumbro River runs through town, cutting through this town's rocks.

The river powered a sawmill and gristmill years ago, and the town thrived. Now the mills are gone, the river doesn't run as fast, and the town is a "shadow." Even Shady Lake, at the edge of town, dried up. But they're planning to bring the water back, and planning to bring  the town back.

Whatever, the rocks will be there - this town's rocks.

This town's website:  http://www.oronoco.com/


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