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Demonstrations and activities abound Saturday for the Historic Trade Route Celeb

Historic Trade Route Celebration set Saturday in Outing


OUTING — With the confirmation that two of Minnesota’s best flintknappers (makers of stone tools) — Rod Johnson and Dan Wendt — are coming to Outing, the cast is set for Saturday’s Historic Trade Route Celebration.

Geographer Joseph Nicollet will lead the 10 a.m.-arriving canoe expedition. His troupe will be aboard handmade birch bark canoes — from medium-sized to two that can each carry 14 adults.  

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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