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Mille Lacs Ice Folk Lore!!!!!


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Ok with the boat sitting in driveway, dogs in the kennel and no hope of getting out in the next couple of days fishing or hunting due to rain, lets B.S. a little.

Folk Lore on Mille lacs.

Any of you old timers out there might know of this one. I was told stories of this by family members (who heard of it), old timers who spoke of it and resort cronies who said they witness it!

Anyone heard of or have any rumors of a Mille Lacs ice palace of the girls of the night! A bordello for the week long ice fisherman!

I have heard from multiple sources it did once exist, but a long time ago!

Can anyone shed light on this being a myth or fact. I figure it was B.S. and shook it off as such, but some guys swear it was true! I think wives ran with this tail back when and guy’s eyes lit up when tails were spun about it.

Also anyone else with old Mille Lacs ice Folk Lore, I.E. hotels, restaurants and bait stores on the ice, chime in and speak your peace!

I have heard enough about this over the years from different sources, so I know some of you have to heard about it!

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Waldo was telling the guys at the Fall Frenzy get together that that was the reason Doe Island got it's name. You never know what happens on the lake at night.

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It is fairly widely known that these so called 'Ladies" troll the ice of many a lake, often literally in a Pickup/Camper combo... blush.gifshocked.gif

So if you meet a gal on the ice, who is a little too friendly engaging in fishing conversation, but no evidence that she has any intention of doing same...Beware...

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Never heard of the pick up camper routine before!

I will keep an eye out for it wink.gif

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I just read in another forum about a camper/trailer! I never thought it still went on! I am sure it does'nt!

I always was told about late 50's, 60's, 70's and even into the 80's. Old time junk!

Like big shacks with multiple rooms, resorts that would catter to this thing (long gone old resorts). I have never heard of anything resent!

I do not know? I just like the old days of Mille Lacs and the neat old things they used to do up on the frozen pond! smile.gif

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Graduated Princeton..1965...the old timers down there will remember me..(how the heck did I become an "old timer"?)

Came back last year after 26 years in Tucson..reverse snow birding ya know?

Someday when we meet I'll tell you some stories..Mille Lacs, Elk, Blue, Ann, Green, Rum River, Mississippi too..

Way too slow a typer..and some tales best told in conversation stead of embedded on the internet.. laugh.gif

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Boy you have see ladies of the evening on those bodies of water also! grin.gif, LOL just joking. I read what your putting down!

Boy you have hit all spots around here!

Cantlin, I see people on there every once and awhile. Panfish, must be.

I do not know to many people around town from that time! Jonny Nelson (out west of town), Old man Lincoln and a few others!

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Between Elk and Cantlin...Diane..used to be muskrats and ducks..and the Obedoza sisters.. wink.gif......JK..they were friends of mine..

Yeah..forgot Baxter...used to be an old 1 room log cabin on east side where old landing was..helluva party and camping spot..had a fireplace I spent many nights in front of....heard they burned it down after I moved to Arizona cuz all it had become was druggies club house...dunno??

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Shack..Johnny Nelson is from before me..I ain't THAT old! LOL

his boys Roger and Randy were friends of mine...Randy died year or so ago...Johnny'S father in law..Mike Ziebarth was neighbor of mine ..east of Cantlin Lake..baled hay and did silage with Johnny many times....he's gotta be late 70s at least now..

Likely I know some Elk River and Dayton boys..you'd know or heard of....

We'll run into each other some time I'm sure..I don't come down to Princeton often..keeps me walkin the line.....;)

my Father in Law lived on Elk for last 40 years...he died a month or 2 ago..... I fished Elk long before I knew him..or his daughter..

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Ya! Johnny is still kicking! My land buts up to his. His boy Roger owns another section across the way. I wave at Roger, but have not met him direcly. I talked with John a couple of times!

Good people!

Also new Bill Nichols and Jr. (family) and Danny Grams!

I am sure I know some Elk River boys you know! Born and raised. smile.gif

I am sure our paths will cross!

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I remember a news paper article in the Isle news paper about an RV being stuck on Cove bay with a bunch of ladies? in it.Hmmmmmmmmm? shocked.gif I'll try to find it and post it here.c63

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