Hidden in Beltrami Island State Forest just off the Stony Corners Trail southwest of Baudette, Minn., this Minnesota-shaped forest stand designed more than 25 years ago was only visible to pilots before the advent of Google Earth. Now, it captures someone's eyes every couple of years or so, as it did last week, when a story about the stand appeared in the Twin Cities publication, City Pages. This overhead image of the stand, as seen from 200 feet, was taken from Google Earth.
BRAD DOKKEN: A ‘pine-sized’ Minnesota
Time was, Dana Carlson says, when only Marvin Windows pilots and a few people with small airplanes knew about the distinctively shaped stand of red pine hidden in Beltrami Island State Forest south of Williams, Minn., just off Stony Corners Trail.
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