A cultural adventure in the north woods

finland sign
the railroad laid down its tracks and built a station
and the painter having finished painting the station house white
what name do I paint upon this gable?
the nights were warm.
the blueberries blossomed among the green bush duff and outcropped rock,
and the pines lived in the wind
when she said Finland

Excerpt from “The History of Finland, Minnesota” by Jim Johnson