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On the Road: Beaver Bay's Second Hand Rose Flea Market

Updated: 11/12/2014 3:32 PM
Created: 10/09/2013 1:56 PM KSTP.com
By: Jason Davis

There's a lot to see along Minnesota's north shore of Lake Superior. The 100 miles between Duluth and Grand Marais are among the most picturesque drives in the United States, especially in the fall.

Tens of thousands of visitors drive along tree-framed Highway 61 to take in nature’s magnificent display of the maples, oaks, ash and alder that turn their leaves into brilliant oranges, reds yellows and browns.

But, there is a lot more to see if you stop at a roadside extravaganza just a little east of Beaver Bay.

This is where "Second Hand Rose" has been in business for the past twenty years, selling an amazing selection of used glassware, dinnerware, antiques and junk.

Sonya Appling, 71, is there six days a week all summer selling her wares to the stream of people who stop by. Looking for a special color or piece for your collection? There's a good chance you will find it among the thousands of pieces on display out front.

Every fall, Sonya has to wash, dry and pack away everything until next year. She says it takes her three months!


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