Austin, Minnesota: Where SPAM Began

SPAM Museum

Bill Graves
March 18, 2013

This is Minnesota and the town is Austin. But the name painted across the front of the Convention & Visitors Bureau is “SPAM Town USA,” as well it should be. This is where in 1937 it all began for SPAM – SPAM, as in SPiced-hAM, fully cooked, ready-to-eat, in a can with a flat front, now with... Read more »

The Scenic Route: Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail

Chippewa changing colors

Alan Rider
September 14, 2012

Even as I extol the virtues of taking The Scenic Route both here and on the pages of the magazine (see the feature story on the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway in the September issue of Trailer Life, for example), I’ll be the first to admit it’s not always about the actual scenery. That said,... Read more »

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