All posts tagged: Graceville

Church of the Holy Rosary in Graceville

With the amazing interaction that this photo received when I posted it to the MNbump Facebook Page, I thought it would make a great first post for our newly added category “Photo Highlights”.  I was running early for a meeting that was in Graceville – so I took a quick loop to drive along the lake and with the gorgeous evening and calm waters who could resist stopping to take a quick picture of that view!  (Facebook Insights:  4,300 FB feed reach, 446 post clicks & 218 likes, comments & shares for this picture!) This beautiful Church was erected during the pastorate of Father Michael O’Brien and was given the title of Church of the Holy Rosary.  In 1897, it was dedicated by Archbishop John Ireland.  The steeple was destroyed and other extensive damage done by a tornado in 1944.  Renovation and redecoration of the Church were completed during the years while Father D. Eichinger and Father D. Lehman were pastors.  (Information taken from the Big Stone County Historical Society’s “Big Stone County, Minnesota 1881-1981 book – Stop by …

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Graceville

The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Graceville is an event to mark on your calendar and plan to attend – every year!  The weather was perfect yesterday! The video & pictures below are from their parade: (if you have good broadband, click on the little gear icon at the bottom right of the video to change to HD!)