Cabin Country: A duck-hunting shack on Swan Lake

  • Article by: Pell Johnson from St. Peter
  • Updated: November 4, 2013 - 3:26 PM

My step-grandfather, George MacKenzie Sr., hunted Swan Lake in Nicollet County from a tent camp on Nelson Point in the late 1890s. Swan Lake, commonly referred to in past years as a prairie jewel, was one of three premier duck-hunting lakes in the state.

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UMD1983Oct. 25, 13 7:28 AM

There are still a few of us out there who appreciate a rustic place, Mr. Johnson, and I hope you find one when it's time to sell. It'd be tragic to lose something like that.

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sjfellegyNov. 10, 13 6:59 AM

I grew up hunting deer with a box on Nelson Point and adjoining farm land with my dad. The Henry Schaefer family allowed us access to that area. Great memories!

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