St. Louis Park MN hotels. Find rooms / hotels in St. Louis Park Minnesota United States of America. Minnesota national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers. Minnesota hauntings, monsters, myths, ghosts, legends and folklore.
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Ghosts, Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends, Myths and Folklore in Minnesota
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; 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 mischievious, monkey-like argopelter that throws sticks at people; the unexplained geological mystery of the Devil's Kettle waterfall and pothole; Native American stories about the wendigo, a ghoulish, insatiable, man-eating manitou that was sometimes a mutated, cannibalistic human; 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; 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); and 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?), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Minnesota.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Minnesota
Pipestone National Monument, where the cliffs are still quarried, for their spiritually important pipe clay, by Native Americans; Nickelodeon Universe, an indoor amusement park in the Mall of America, Bloomington; the natural paradise of Voyageurs National Park; historic Fort Snelling; the Munsinger Clemens Gardens, St Cloud; the scenery of the North Shore Drive with many views including the Split Rock Lighthouse; Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge; the city of Minneapolis; the Cathedral of Saint Paul; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St Paul; the almost pristine expanse of Superior National Forest; the International Wolf Center, Ely; the many attractions and shops of the Mall of America, in Bloomington; and Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium in the Mall of America, Bloomington, are among the attractions of Minnesota.
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