Monday, October 15, 2012

Waterville, Minnesota: Bullhead Fishing Capital of the World

Waterville, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Bullhead Fishing Capital of the World

Official Waterville Bullhead Portrait

Waterville, in LeSueur County, Minnesota, U.S.A., is recognized as the Bullhead Fishing Capital of the World.  Faithful scores perennially trek to Waterville, home of Bullhead Days festivities in the Heart of the Southern Minnesota Lakes region.  Here the Royal Bullhead, a friendly fellow fit for Kings, for barefoot boys, for the countless young in heart of all ages, is always ready to provide fishing action and pleasure in the pan.  The authentic Bullhead scene, featuring a Lake Sakatah specimen, is from the famous Bullhead painting which hangs in the Municipal Building.  The portrait is by Waterville's native-son artist, Roger Preuss, F.I.A., who is recognized and respected world-wide as the master American painter of our-door subjects.

vintage postcard, postmarked in 2012 with a 32 cent Aloha stamp that has fish on it.

On a side note: the back of this postcard was written in morse code!

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The population of Waterville was 1,868 at the 2010 census. It is close to Sakatah Lake State Park on the Cannon River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2).

Bullhead Days are still held ever year, here is a list of some of the activities you can enjoy:
Queen pageant, Softball Tourney, Street Dance, Fireworks, Flea Market, Kids Fishing Contest, Canoe Races, Demolition Derby, Pedal Tractor Pull, Grand Street Parade, Kids Bingo, 5K walk & run, 10K run, 11 mile bike race, bean bag tourney and much more.

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