Profile for Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, MN
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Mythical hometown of Garrison Keillor, writer and radio host
The imaginary place was named for the body of water it borders
Keillor actually grew up in Anoka, MN
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Founded by Unitarian missionaries from Boston. Later settled by Norwegian farmers
Omitted from maps because of numerous cartographic errors
Local landmarks include the Statue of the Unknown Norwegian
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It is a quiet town, where much of the day you could stand in the middle of Main Street and not be in anyone's way - not forever, but for as long as a person would want to stand in the middle of a street.
-- Lake Wobegon Days
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“ It is a quiet town, where much of the day you could stand in the middle of Main Street and not be in anyone's way - not forever, but for as long as a person would want to stand in the middle of a street. ”
~ Lake Wobegon Days