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.
Do you have a "magic place"? What would you do to save it? Battling developers and others, Sally Hausken of Minnesota shares the story of her efforts to save a parcel of land near her family cabin, now known as Sucker Creek Preserve in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.