Mendota Heights MN hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Mendota Heights Minnesota USA. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Minnesota. Minnesota national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Camelopard travel tips and hints.
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Ghosts, Legends, Myths, Monsters, Scary Stories and Folklore in Minnesota
Tales of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan, whose statue in Brainerd is animated (there are also statues of Paul and his blue ox Babe in Bemidji); the mischievious, monkey-like argopelter that throws sticks at people; the story of Winona, who leapt to her death near the town named after her (it was once called Keoxa) because her father would not let her marry the man she loved (are all Winonas unlucky in love?); ghostly footsteps heard on the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis (the poet John Berryman and others have leapt to their deaths from the bridge); the sad tale of Wenonah (also spelled Winonah, Wynonah or Winona and meaning first-born), who used a knife to take her own life near Fort Snelling when, prompted by an envious woman, a jealous suitor falsely condemned her during the Feast of the Virgins; the unexplained geological mystery of the Devil's Kettle waterfall and pothole; the spiritual significance of the pipestone quarries in Pipestone National Monument, where the clay is stained reddish by the blood of bison (buffalo) eaten by the Great Spirit, where the first man and woman were created from the clay, where thunderbirds nest and where, beneath granite boulders, the spirits of two Native American shaman women called Tsomecostee and Tsomecostewondee dwell and may still be consulted by those who go there for their pipe clay; and Native American stories about the wendigo, a ghoulish, insatiable, man-eating manitou that was sometimes a mutated, cannibalistic human, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Minnesota.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Minnesota
Black-throated green warblers, Blanding's turtles, red foxes, raccoons, sharp-tail grouse, turkey vultures (also called turkey buzzards), wood turtles, timber rattlesnakes, winter wrens, red-tailed hawks, white-tailed deer, red squirrels, muskrats, skunks, red crossbills, Northern flying squirrels, ruffed grouse, least chipmunks, ovenbirds, hummingbirds, southern red-backed voles, black-capped chickadees, moose, broad-winged hawks, common loons, hermit thrushes, common mergansers, red-breasted nuthatches, weasels, coyotes, snowshoe hares, beavers, Canadian lynx, masked shrews, common ravens, black bears, barred owls, golden-crowned kinglets, ospreys, trumpeter swans, American kestrels, herring gulls, yellow-rumped warblers, Eastern wood pewees, peregrine falcons, veeries, river otters, fishers, great blue herons, wild turkeys, brown creepers, magnolia warblers, minks, sandhill cranes, great horned owls, spotted sandpipers, pine grosbeaks, gray wolves (timber wolves), least flycatchers, boreal chickadees, meadow voles, Blackburnian warblers, Eastern chipmunks, white-throated sparrows, bald eagles, reintroduced bison, American martens, gray jays and red-eyed vireos are among the wild animals of Minnesota.
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