Welcome to "Life is GREAT on Highway 8!", sponsored by the Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation. Each of the 5 cities along the Highway 8 Corridor in Minnesota, from Chisago City to Taylors Falls, has a large oversized, brightly-colored Adirondack-style chair. There are also 37 artistically-designed chairs outdoors at sponsor locations along the Highway 8 corridor available to buy through a silent auction. Silent auction bids will be updated periodically. Click on photos to learn more .

Chair #25 – Star Spangled Flags – Final bid $175

Pinned on June 28, 2013 at 3:54 am by Lou Ann

Chair #25 – Star Spangled Flags – Final bid $175


Chair #25  (click photo to enlarge)

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Chair # 25  (click photo to enlarge)

LOCATION:   Chisago County Historical Society – preserving and sharing history . . .  every day!  The Chisago County Historical Society has been collecting and sharing stories and artifacts about the county since the early 1900′s.  Their first museum was in the WPA stone building near the Interstate Park entrance in Taylors Falls, on the scenic St. Croix River.  Visit the History Research Library & office at 13112 Third Avenue North in Lindstrom to find all sorts of information about the county’s history.  The Highway 8 Chair is located at the Gustaf Anderson House History Museum, listed on the National Register of Historical Sites.

13045 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045

651 257-5310   www.chisagocountyhistory.org


ARTIST:            Nancy Radefeldt, Lindstrom

CHAIR NAME:          “Star Spangled Flags”

Nancy has been a resident of Chisago Lakes for 32 years.  Until five years ago, she had not explored any type of artistic endeavor – with the exception of calligraphy.   Nancy says she feels very fortunate to have happened upon the art of watercolor when vacationing in Arizona.  She takes classes there in the winter months, and occasionally uses acrylics instead of watercolors.   Nancy   has taken classes from Frank Zeller and Lisa Fertig in White Bear Lake, and participated in a workshop with Gloria Miller Allen.

Visit the sponsor locations for all 37 Highway 8 Chairs for a chance to win $200 in gift certificates to the sponsor(s) of your choice.  Just keep track of the chair codes on the Highway 8 Chairs Map. To place a Silent Auction Bid for this chair, place your bid on the bid sheet inside the house.  If closed, please go to Gustaf’s Galleries next door during business hours.  .