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Hello. I happened across your listing of the fictional towns in Minnesota novels and their real town counterparts. That is so cool! I was glad to be included (I am the author of TORCH) and I wanted to add some details to the listing. You are right to list my fictional Midden as the real McGregor, MN and also to cross reference it to Moose Lake. I grew up twenty miles from each of those towns and drew on them while writing TORCH. But I also took many liberties, so neither correlates directly. I also mention another town many times in the novel: Blue Lake, which is the real Aitkin, MN. I also use a fictional name for Aitkin County. In my book it's Coltrap County. Anyway, what  fun listing. Thanks! Cheryl Strayed
Hello. I happened across your listing of the fictional towns in Minnesota novels and their real town counterparts. That is so cool! I was glad to be included (I am the author of TORCH) and I wanted to add some details to the listing. You are right to list my fictional Midden as the real McGregor, MN and also to cross reference it to Moose Lake. I grew up twenty miles from each of those towns and drew on them while writing TORCH. But I also took many liberties, so neither correlates directly. I also mention another town many times in the novel: Blue Lake, which is the real Aitkin, MN. I also use a fictional name for Aitkin County. In my book it's Coltrap County. Anyway, what  fun listing. Thanks! Cheryl Strayed
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Hello,
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I see that you've edited my page on 1020 Payne Ave. and reformated the photos to make them thumbnails:
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http://placeography.org/index.php/Nelson_Brothers_Grocery_Building%2C_1020_Payne_Avenue%2C_Saint_Paul%2C_Minnesota
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One thing I really don't like about the new layout is that the photos now appear way down near the bottom of the page. If a reader doesn't realize that the photos are there they might not know to scroll down. Can the photo thumbnails be moved up so they are visible closer to the top of the page?
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Thanks!

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Table of Neighborhood Buildings

There was a table of places that did not have neighborhood names. I'd like to fill in some of the neighborhoods.

Think the table was here. http://www.placeography.org/index.php?title=Neighborhoods Columns were Building, Street, Neighborhood.

Once the table of entries with no neighborhood assigments is filled in, the new option to look at all buildings in specific neighborhoods will be good and perhaps inspire tours.


I see what you mean. Neighborhoods now only lists neighborhoods and not all the pages with a "neighborhood" column.

Check out: Cities. Individual city pages will list properties with a neighborhood column which will show if the property is assigned a neighborhood. Saint Paul is a good example.
Hooverjp

Cool! That's the table I was seeking. Makes it easier to find posts that need neighborhoods filled in. Every little bit helps! I'll get started. Thanks Joe! Mdougla 20:49, April 11, 2008 (CDT)

Is Placeography for Minnesota only?

Forgive the stupid question, but is Placeography for Minnesota only?

That is good question, Placeography is open to all, national and international and we welcome submissions from other states and countries. Because Placeography is created by the Minnesota Historical Society that only means it was easier for us to focus on Minnesota places initially. Currently there is a bias towards Minnesota portals, tours and house history resources, again it is hoped as Placeography continues and grows its focus will grow as well and begin to take on a more national and international approach.
Hooverjp 23:19, September 16, 2008 (CDT)

Creating Subcategories Within Tours

I am in the process of developing the "Minnesota Modernism" tour and I would like to divide the list of buildings into subcategories of specific regions. The list of buildings is growing quickly and subcategories would help to organize the large number of entries. Is there a method that would allow me do this task? Thanks.

-Ande8399

Currently the buildings are being puIled in through a query with this tag {{Query/tour}} which is used for all tours. I think unique queries could be done written for the page putting the buildings in to regions. I have added three queries pulling in different data depending what is asked. Minnesota Modernism Tour
Hooverjp 19:52, September 26, 2008 (CDT)

Haunted Places?

I suppose there's not time to ask if anyone knows of Haunted Places... (other than the Haunted House at the State Fair) maybe next year? Mdougla 10:22, October 31, 2008 (CDT) mdougla

I think the Griggs Mansion at 476 Summit Avenue has the reputation of being the most haunted house in St. Paul, I think there are several books on the subject of Haunted places in Minnesota as well.
--Hooverjp 05:31, December 18, 2008 (UTC)

Fictional towns in Minnesota literature

Hello. I happened across your listing of the fictional towns in Minnesota novels and their real town counterparts. That is so cool! I was glad to be included (I am the author of TORCH) and I wanted to add some details to the listing. You are right to list my fictional Midden as the real McGregor, MN and also to cross reference it to Moose Lake. I grew up twenty miles from each of those towns and drew on them while writing TORCH. But I also took many liberties, so neither correlates directly. I also mention another town many times in the novel: Blue Lake, which is the real Aitkin, MN. I also use a fictional name for Aitkin County. In my book it's Coltrap County. Anyway, what fun listing. Thanks! Cheryl Strayed

Don't like layout of photo thumbnails

Hello, I see that you've edited my page on 1020 Payne Ave. and reformated the photos to make them thumbnails:

http://placeography.org/index.php/Nelson_Brothers_Grocery_Building%2C_1020_Payne_Avenue%2C_Saint_Paul%2C_Minnesota

One thing I really don't like about the new layout is that the photos now appear way down near the bottom of the page. If a reader doesn't realize that the photos are there they might not know to scroll down. Can the photo thumbnails be moved up so they are visible closer to the top of the page?

Thanks!

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