It was explained to me that the St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Franklin was sided in these "scrap" pieces of the locally quarried Morton Gneiss. This unique form of granite (rainbow gneiss) with all these folds can be found EVERYWHERE in this area.
St. Luke's Lutheran in Franklin, MN http://www.panoramio.com/photo/57981244
Zion Evangelical Lutheran in Morton, MN http://www.panoramio.com/photo/58369313
The Old Morton High School in Morton, MN http://www.panoramio.com/photo/59154265
And lining the local ditches.
I have also been told that this beautiful granite is used on many public, private and government buildings across the country.
The "Standard Oil" sign in Amboy didn't get the same preservation. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/61457335
Is this an old "Standard Oil" sign? http://www.panoramio.com/photo/62739990
Mike's video footage of this shoot http://WHISPERSHOTS.smugmug.com/gallery/13674183ZLggr2#1602485728rcDMvts-A-LB
Thank you "Minnjohn".
I actually contemplated to whether I should post this as a panorama or not. After stitching the frames together, I found many compositions I could crop from this and post individually.
I discovered the "fun" is to view this image in full resolution and pan left, right, up and down all the while "discovering" all the neat compositions within this one.
Again, the key is to stop, look, discover.
Thank you "Minnjohn". Browsing through your collection I see many familiar places, but in fascinating new perspectives. Thanks for sharing your discoveries, as I continue to share mine!
Way out here in Easton Minnesota, I'm not sure what would have required a security guard. Much less a shack for that guard.