Go for a walk to admire the...
Go for a walk to admire the design of the homes. People take great pride in the upkeep of their residences and each is a unique work of art with a special history. Here's a photo of the Larson Home, a Gothic revival home built in 1856. After spending a great deal of time in China, they filled their home and private garden with many Chinese antiques including a large Chinese pavillion in the garden.
Now who says there's no such...
Now who says there's no such thing as a bit of Broadway just outside Marshall? The folks at Cornwall's Turkeyville have been featuring a combination dinner theatre package for a long time. It's a local tradition. For the menu, the chefs take their signature dish seriously: Turkey plates, turkey dinners, lo-cal turkey plates, turkey sandwiches, etc. Pardon the pun, but I was pretty stuffed after the dinner, so I didn't stay for the show which was 'Annie Get Your Gun.' Or, visit their 1890s style ice cream parlor (see photo) for a scoop of Turkey Tracks ice cream.
Tranquil charm around Marshall
The benches in front of the little ice cream parlor are crowded with families in the evenings during the summer.
The Lutheran priest in the green and white robe greets his parishioners after a mass on Sunday morning.
A unique "flower pot" sitting in front of an art gallery on the main street of the downtown area.
Storefronts along the main street.
The gift shop at Cornwall's Turkeyville is filled with jars of "penny candy" that I haven't seen since I was a kid even though they are more than a penny now. The jars had jawbreakers, dots, gum drops and candy sticks in lots of flavors such as rootbeer, butterum, watermelon and orange.
A little treasure greeted me while I explored one of the gardens.
Each year in July, Marshall hosts a popular gardening event called "Welcome to My Garden." This year, there were five private gardens and two public gardens on the tour.
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