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Prospect House in Battle Lake. Submitted Photo

Battle Lake museum may soon be on National Register of Historic Places

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BATTLE LAKE — Though he didn’t grow up in Prospect House, Jay Johnson has many, many memories of visiting his grandparents in the 18-room mansion that was built in 1882 by his great grandfather, James “Cap” Colehour.


Eventually, Johnson’s parents moved into the historic family home in Battle Lake. Though he always felt a kinship with the big, rambling old house, Johnson didn’t really know that much about the secrets that were stored there.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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