We have driven further up into Minnesota, about 40 miles north of St.Cloud. The town of Sauk Centre is described as a "place where prairie and farm land meet the woods of the north country" (quotation taken from a film we viewed today at the Visitor's Center). The town has a city campground near Sauk Lake. We are parked in a lovely wooded area overlooking the lake. The lake came into existence when a dam was built in the town on the Sauk River. The town was named after the Sauk Indians who once lived here. The city fathers also thought that the direction of the Sauk River would cause roads to center here- hence the name Sauk Centre. In 1883 a doctor and his family settled here who would forever influence the destiny of this town. He was Dr.E.J. Lewis. He was the father of Sinclair Lewis, America's first winner of the Nobel Prize. The family home is pictured below.