Oil on canvas, 2009
Stillwater is known as the ‘Birthplace of Minnesota’. Nestled along the bluffs of the St Croix River, across from Wisconsin, this community’s origins lie with the arrival of its first European American immigrants in the late 1830’s. The town quickly became a logging and trading center. Today, the St, Croix River is one of America's protected Wild and Scenic Waterways and the Stillwater Bridge, completed in 1931, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The community of Stillwater, twenty miles east of Saint Paul, now has a population of 18,000 residents. With many of it’s earliest homes lovingly restored and Main Street largely preserved. Stillwater has become a popular and very scenic destination.
Copyright 2009 – William L. Hosko