Thursday, April 07, 2005

Lileks of the Isles

In his latest Backfence column, James Lileks makes a reference to Lake of the Isles. I love that name. It is so typically Minnesotan. Lake of the Isles, Lake of the Woods, International Falls, Mall of America...what other state has so many names that invoke the spirit of "America the Beautiful"?

Never having heard of Lake of the Isles before, I naturally had to check it out. Hey! That thing is giving me the finger! Well, it is an urban lake, located within city limits. I should have expected that.

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