Chance Welcomes you to Osage! August 2008
Welcome to Osage, Minnesota! I was not born here because Osage has no Hospital. I grew up on a farm six miles from Osage, and we now live three miles from Osage.
The entire township (35.8 square miles) has a population of 774. They must have done this census in the summer! It is a "lake" area, along with big farms..most of the small farmers are gone. I went to school in Osage, first to sixth grade. There is no picture of the school that I went to from 1st to 4th grade..because it is now a condo complex..I did not take a picture of it because I am in denial. So as far as "Home Towns" this is as close as I get.
This is the public beach, where I went to swimming lessons when I was little, it did not look like this way back when. It looks great now! It is a Lions Club Project and is a great safe place to swim.
Grace Community Church and the Community Center
The Community Center, this was where I went to school for 5th and 6th Grade. The building was divided into two rooms each with a cloak hall. It did have indoor bathrooms..but there were a couple of outhouses out back! We walked to the other school for Gym and Lunch. Far Guys Grandmother belonged to a group of women called the "Chatterbug Club".. these ladies banded together and raised funds to restore this building. The bell you see out front was donated by his Grandmother. The building is used as a meeting place for the Lions, Sportsman's Club, 4-H, Osage Township and Senior Citizens meetings and meals.
Riverside Cemetery founded in 1883....a sad but beautiful place where family, friends and neighbors are buried. Some of my ashes will be here..the others scattered in my favorite places.
We headed out of town on the gravel road..headed toward home. Those are the Smoky Hills in the background...hills always in view from the farm where I grew up. I cannot see them from my home because we have way to many trees!
Now If you blink twice you might miss the little town of Osage but I wanted to make sure you didn't miss this sign on the pub!
Thanks to Marie of Photographs and Memories for this idea for The Round Robin Challenge. Are you curious where all the other "Robins" home towns are. I sure am! Thanks for coming along to my hometown! :)