red haw minnow house  LbNA # 6154 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateOct 18 2003
Locationchariton, IA
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known to Chariton's settlers as the minnow house, this old building is a short distance beyond the caretake's home at Red Haw State Park, one mile East of town on hiway 34. Enter the park, follow the paved main road, turn left at first opportunity, past the caretaker's house. Continue straight. Park at paved circle. Walk downhill south, toward lake; the silver water pump will be on your right. Continue until you find the minnow house. Tucked safely inside the red brick warming device, behind a tiny black door, you'll find the letterbox. Since this is our first time placing a letterbox, it's good for children, beginners, etc. Carry a stick, to ward off cobwebs. Emma and Carol