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The idea for a machinery display got its “seed” as several PP Members toured the warehouse and old H & H building this Spring. The general belief was that we were locking up many major assets of PP without reason.

The first “rescue” was the shingle saw machine; which Dick saw as an asset to demonstrate Settler use of early machines to improve housing materials. That idea has already proved out to be an attraction and a producer of shingles we can use at PP.

Other machinery pieces were identified as candidates for outdoor exposure, and Ed gave the approval to proceed with developing a plan to establish a new exhibit for PP Members and visitors.

A suitable site was approved, design was staked out, and researched for material costs. It became clear that the investment was very reasonable for such a major project. 

Many Member volunteers were involved in the process and completion of this project-plus dozens of teen-age students from our local schools to spread several tons of river rock and move machinery out of the buildings into daylight. Daylight and Fresh Air: things that this machinery had not experienced for decades (after spending most of their “lives” working outdoors).

I hesitate to give names because I fear missing someone. But it involved the usual gang of the regular maintenance team and Vern’s tractor.

This is a very low maintenance & different kind of attraction for PP. It’s also easily observed from a vehicle for mobility challenged Members and Visitors.

More items are being considered to hang on the exterior wall. Student volunteers also applied a couple of coats of clear finish to help preserve the beautiful Mural-which is a great part of Machinery Hill.
25) Machinery Hill
Spring/Summer 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Winter Office Hours Vary
Call for information 320-274-8489 or
Memorial Weekend through 
October 31
Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Adults: $6
Senior Citizens (60 and over): $5
Students (6-16 yrs.): $3.00
Children 5 yrs and under: Free
Children are to accompanied
by an adult at all times.
Sorry we cannot accept credit cards.

Event admission may vary from General Admission, see individual event for admission prices.

Tour takes up to 
approximately 2 hours.
Last admission 2:00 pm
Gate closes at 4:00 pm

Open to the public. visitors welcome
6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.   
A guest speaker or a presentation will be featured.