Located lass than a thirty minute drive from downtown Minneapolis or downtown St. Paul is the forgotten little hamlet of Mendota. The town was one of the first permanent settlements and the first stone house in the state of Minnesota, being founded around the same time as Fort Snelling. Mendota is still home to the [...]
On Memorial Day I met a friend for a bike ride. We rode Minnehaha Parkway to the river, followed East River Road to 35E over to Mendota Heights and followed a gorgeous river trail that took us right downtown Mendota. By then we were ready to stop for a beer. Axel’s was closed, Lucky’s was [...]
Minnesota’s oldest church in continuous use. The current stone church was built in 1853 from locally quarried stone with hand-split shingles. The steeple was destroyed by a storm in 1951 requiring the construction of a replacement which was completed in 1954.