Great and funny shot - my wifes family name is Opheim too! Best wishes Paul.
Heh, I wondered the name of the hall and township, according to WIKIPEDIA in French the word "embarrass" means "to hinder with obstacles or difficulties." Obviously the French fur traders had some difficulties with the river they had given so embarrassing name as Embarrass. Furthermore it situates in St. Louis county.
I noticed Jouko has shared pictures from places, "joilla on hyvin supi-suomalaisia nimiä." It's been interesting to watch them while googling up background info from the places. At the X-mas time I probably read a whole book via da net dealing with Yooperland's mines etc. - copper tastes still my mouth.
Thanks and best wishes, OttO
This is a nice picture of Deep River Cemetery and the Deep River Church. I am including a link to the names of those buried there, that we have listed: http://www.genealogia.fi/emi/emi52se.htm
This Old Barn looks just like one that was on my grandparents' farm in Babbitt, Minnesota.
Looks like an Embarrass, Minnesota winter!
This little cemetery is where my grandparents and Uncle Paul are buried. Many of my fondest childhood memories are from vacations spent on my grandparents farm just a couple of miles from this cemetery.
My cousins went to school in Cherry!
In all the years I have traveled to Embarrass, I have never seen "The Root Beer Lady" Museum, a very interesting photo!
Every now and then I have visited Oulu, but not this one :) BR, Timo
You have interesting photos, I visited Astoria just lately and found your photos while browsing GoogleEarth. From your nick I think you are Finnish but are you maybe living in USA? Anyway, nice "Finnish" photos of USA.