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Friday, September 17, 2010

First Roadside Table in the Nation!

Who would have thought that the UP would have this distinction....establishing the first roadside table in America.  We thought it was pretty cool.  Established in 1918, this park is on US 2 route east of Iron River. The idea for such a thing goes back to the highway engineer Herb Larson (graduate of the U of M School of Engineering), who wanted to promote tourism in the area and save this tract of virgin trees from the hungry loggers.  He bought the land to save the trees!  It didn't take long to catch on in the rest of the state and, of course, beyond.  Better head out for your picnics while you can!

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