Have You Ever Noticed How In Love Minnesotans Are With Our State Shape?
As a lifelong Minnesotan, I can attest that the shape of our state is probably one of the more identifiable in the US, and probably one of my favorite 'shapes' to find. Our state outline is on display on sporting team logos and stadiums, IE Target Field, it's found on golf courses, signs welcoming people to the #BoldNorth, and it's even found out in the woods, literally. Here are some examples of how far people have gone to show off the shape/outline of our fair state of Minnesota.
The picture from above is a holding pond found in the Southwestern corner of Minnesota. Marshall Minnesota is home to this pond, you can find it at the intersection of Highways 19 and 23, and Victory Drive is the road that curves towards the top of the state.
Graceville Golf Club in Graceville, Minnesota is in the shape of our fair state, although it's a pulled and stretched out version of our outline. Can you see the Minnesota outline? Graceville's course in case you are wondering is open to the public.
The Country Inn and Suites in Fergus Falls has a Minnesota-shaped pool inside! I wasn't able to get an image of the pool itself, but you can see the outline of Minnesota in the pool by heading to their website and clicking through the photos.
A grove of trees, I won't really describe it as a forest right near Thirteen Lake outside of Kroschel Township in Kanabec County, is shaped into the image of Minnesota, and it even looks to have a portion of missing trees that might signify a lake like Mille Lacs towards the northern third of the woodsy image.
Just to the south and west of Baudette, closer to Williams Minnesota, lies another section of trees that were planted or harvested in the shape of Minnesota. This area of Minnesota is often referred to as the 'Lost 40', and the area harkens back to the days of lumber milling being a top industry in Northern Minnesota.
And of course, our welcome signs are outlined and in the shape of Minnesota!
What other Minnesota-shaped images or places are there? Did I miss some, let me know in the comments!
H/T to the Quirky Minnesota Places page for the inspiration for this!