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2011

Historic Garrison Concourse

The historic Garrison Concourse was built in the 1930s during a severe drought. Eighty years later, this concourse projects into Lake Mille Lacs, where the powers of water and winter have made their marks.

The historic Garrison Concourse was built in the 1930s during a severe drought.

The historic Garrison Concourse was built in the 1930s during a severe drought. (Click to enlarge.)

Eighty years later, this concourse projects into Lake Mille Lacs, where the power of water and winter have made their marks.

Eighty years later, this concourse projects into Lake Mille Lacs, where the powers of water and winter have made their marks. (Click to enlarge.)

More of Nature’s work, circa 2010.

More of Nature’s work, circa 2010.




















Redwood Falls Retaining Walls
The historic Redwood Falls Retaining Wall in 2006, a year before sustaining its first commercial vehicle-related accident.

The historic Redwood Falls Retaining Wall in 2006, a year before sustaining its first commercial vehicle-related accident. (Click to enlarge.)

The same wall after restoration in 2011, featuring restored stone masonry and its steel rail back to the original color.

The same wall after restoration in 2011, featuring its stone masonry and steel rail restored to the original color. (Click to enlarge.)

The same wall after sustaining a second commercial vehicle accident in March 2014. An insurance assessment to cover damage repairs is pending.

The wall after sustaining a second commercial vehicle accident in March, 2014. An insurance assessment to cover repairs is pending. (Click to enlarge.)

The  wall after sustaining a second commercial vehicle accident in March 2014. An insurance assessment to cover damage repairs is pending.

The wall after sustaining a second commercial vehicle accident in March, 2014. (Click to enlarge.)

2010

Cascade Historic Overlook
This undated photo was taken just after original construction with the designer, Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect.

This undated photo was taken just after original construction with the designer, Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect. (Click to enlarge.)

The flagstone walk and wall overlook, looking south. Notice the drive is not yet paved.

The flagstone walk and wall overlook, looking south. Notice the drive is not yet paved. (Click to enlarge.)

Before restoration.

Before restoration.(Click to enlarge.)

Before restoration.

Before restoration.(Click to enlarge.)

 

 

 

 

 


After restoration.

After restoration. (Click to enlarge.)

Lakeside, after restoration.

Lakeside, after restoration. (Click to enlarge.)

An interpretive sign.

An interpretive sign.(Click to enlarge.)

2009

Chaska Marker

This Chaska Historic Marker first appeared in the 1940s. It is pictured here shortly after construction in 1942, before its restoration in 2006, and after restoration in 2009.

This Chaska Historic Marker first appeared in the 1940s. It is pictured here shortly after restoration in 2009.

This Chaska Historic Marker first appeared in the 1940s. It is pictured here shortly after restoration in 2009. (Click to enlarge.)

This Chaska Historic Marker first appeared in the 1940s. It is pictured here in 2006, three years before its restoration.

The Chaska Historic Marker in 2006, three years before its restoration. (Click to enlarge.)

This Chaska Historic Marker first appeared in the 1940s. It is pictured here shortly after original construction in 1942.
The Chaska Historic Marker shortly after original construction in 1942. (Click to enlarge.)














Split Rock Lighthouse Overlook

Split Rock Lighthouse Overlook was built in the early 1950’s to provide a place to stop safely and view the Lighthouse and Lake Superior. The overlook was restored in 2009 and later received the FHWA 2010 Biennial Award for Excellence in Highway Design.

Split Rock Lighthouse Overlook was built in the early 1950’s to provide a place to stop safely and view the Lighthouse and Lake Superior.  The overlook was restored in 2009 and later received the FHWA 2010 Biennial Award for Excellence in Highway Design.

Split Rock Lighthouse Overlook was built in the early 1950’s to provide a place to stop safely and view the Lighthouse and Lake Superior. The overlook was restored in 2009 and later received the FHWA 2010 Biennial Award for Excellence in Highway Design. (Click to enlarge.)

Before restoration.

Before its restoration. (Click to enlarge.)

After restoration.
After its restoration. (Click to enlarge.)