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The Minnesota Resort Life--Beth Schipp on Growing Up on the Lake

As told by Beth Schipp
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

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This story was collected as part of a collaborative effort to record the state of American lakes, rivers, and waterways as well an attempt to uncover what water means to Americans. Listen to other stories recorded for the Be Here: Main Street project, a collaboration with the MuseWeb Foundation to record stories from rural America. 

Beth grew up on the family resort. She even met her husband there. There were a lot of love matches made at Fair Hills, she remembers."My life was all about the guests who would come to Fair Hills for the summer . . . In the early days when it first began, the only thing really to do was to go fishing or swimming . . . We talked about the fact that there were no motors when the resort started . . . The greatest thing that being at a resort can offer . . . families come year after year. They grow and change . . . They all have fabulous memories." This story was collected by Shanai Matteson in conjunction with the "Be Here: Main Street" project, intended to capture Americans' stories about their neighborhoods, their waterways, and their towns.

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