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Heritage Days: Pine River abuzz with history

Avery Goble, 7, of Pine River, watches a blacksmith craft a customized teapot hanger at the encampment at Forbes Park during Heritage Days last weekend. His mother, Lexi Goble, watches in the background. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal 1 / 9
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Jacque Ide, of Pine River, demonstrates the creation of protestant prayer beads during the annual Pine River United Methodist Church Quilt Show.2 / 9
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Pam Curo, of Hackensack, demonstrates antique hand stitching techniques at the annual United Methodist Church Quilt Show during Pine River's Heritage Days.3 / 9
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Dianne Arnold and Miranda Arnold, 9, of Inver Grove Heights enjoyed dressing up and having tea at the annual Tea at the Station, which kicked off Heritage Days in Pine River Sept. 7.4 / 9
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Jacque Ide, of Pine River, demonstrates the creation of protestant prayer beads during the annual Pine River United Methodist Church Quilt Show.5 / 9
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Avery Goble, 7, views a row of dream catchers on display and for sale at the annual encampment Saturday, Sept. 9, at Forbes Park in Pine River.6 / 9
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal A refugee from Hurricane Irma, Cindy Krebsebach, of Boca Raton, Florida, enjoys Hobo Stew on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Pine River Heritage Days, a traditional symbol of community sharing.7 / 9
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Gloria (Ingraham) Stewart, formerly of Pine River, brought a doll to celebrate this year's Tea at the Station theme, "All Dolled Up." She sits with Carolyn (Leverington) Blanck, of Nisswa, while selecting dainty tea foods.8 / 9
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Cathy Osterloh, of Pine River, pours a cuppa at the annual Tea at the Station event, which kicked of Heritage Days in Pine River on Sept. 7.9 / 9

Pine River's annual Heritage Days events Sept. 7-10 brought an influx of visitors for tea, pioneer living and quilt displays.

Kicking off Heritage Days events, Tea at the Station opened the doors of the Pine River Depot for the annual and ever-popular tea ceremony and historical presentation Thursday, Sept. 7. The event featured a doll theme. Decorations and prize drawings included dolls. The event featured popular tea flavors from past years, as well as finger sandwiches and desserts.

Continuing the history-themed event, canvas tents and tepees popped up in Forbes Park, with the sounds of pioneer living echoing through the neighborhood throughout the weekend. Attractions included blacksmithing demonstrations, archery, tomahawk throwing, rope making and many other pioneer crafts. On Saturday, chamber members served free hobo stew at the log building at Forbes Park.

Down the road, a quilts blanketed pews and tables at Pine River United Methodist Church for the annual quilt show. On display were quilts both old and new. Some were decorated with stars, one with Papa Smurf and others with delicate but intricate hand-stitched patterns. Demonstrations throughout the weekend included hand stitching, prayer bead making and dream catcher creation. Also present was author Charlene Ellen.

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KLICK! Photo Gallery - Pine River Heritage Days - 190 photos

Pine River heritage days featured the annual Tea at the Station, encampment and quilt show popular with regular fall visitors

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