Orth’s Corner

Nearly 100 resources and points of interest have been identified along the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway route. Some of the spots are well known such as the Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area or the Crosslake Historic Log Village. Others are not as commonly recognized.

Each of the quarterly issues of Inkslinger will highlight one of these lesser known Byway points of interest.

Orth’s Corner

Known in the 1920’s and 30’s as ‘Entertainment Junction’, the now quiet intersection of CSAH #1 and #44 belies its storied past. For two decades the intersection sported two of the busiest nightclubs around, attracting loggers, trappers, locals and visitors. With the construction of highway #371, however, the travel patterns changed and eventually the corner became just another country intersection. The remaining white building still standing on the northeast corner was not one of the busy nightclubs, but rather a mercantile; an interestingly peaceful tribute to a once hopping location!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005
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Inkslinger, Volume 5 Issue 3- Spring 2005