Monticello Area MN hotels. Look for your hotels in Monticello Area Minnesota United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Minnesota. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Minnesota.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Monticello Area Minnesota hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Savoy Hotel in London and the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Monsters, Ghosts, Folklore, Scary Stories, Legends and Myths 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 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 mischievious, monkey-like argopelter that throws sticks at people; 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; Native American stories about the wendigo, a ghoulish, insatiable, man-eating manitou that was sometimes a mutated, cannibalistic human; 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?); and ghostly footsteps heard on the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis (the poet John Berryman and others have leapt to their deaths from the bridge), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Minnesota.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Minnesota
Common loons, southern red-backed voles, red foxes, great horned owls, Blackburnian warblers, gray wolves (timber wolves), brown creepers, winter wrens, red-eyed vireos, black bears, black-capped chickadees, wild turkeys, Northern flying squirrels, wood turtles, meadow voles, yellow-rumped warblers, herring gulls, least flycatchers, golden-crowned kinglets, veeries, broad-winged hawks, red squirrels, hermit thrushes, weasels, masked shrews, raccoons, red crossbills, reintroduced bison, white-tailed deer, bald eagles, common ravens, timber rattlesnakes, snowshoe hares, Eastern wood pewees, trumpeter swans, fishers, white-throated sparrows, Eastern chipmunks, turkey vultures (also called turkey buzzards), Canadian lynx, sandhill cranes, least chipmunks, hummingbirds, ruffed grouse, American martens, beavers, gray jays, magnolia warblers, barred owls, moose, minks, river otters, great blue herons, pine grosbeaks, ovenbirds, boreal chickadees, coyotes, muskrats, black-throated green warblers, spotted sandpipers, ospreys, Blanding's turtles, American kestrels, red-breasted nuthatches, peregrine falcons, sharp-tail grouse, common mergansers, skunks and red-tailed hawks are among the wild animals of Minnesota.
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