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So Minnesota: Once a popular tourist attraction, Boiling Springs now nearly forgotten

Updated: September 27, 2019 07:03 PM

There's a part of Minnesota history that's been nearly forgotten.

More than a century ago, Boiling Springs on Eagle Creek in Savage was a popular tourist destination. Now, few even know it still exists.

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"They really pushed it as a footloose and fancy free date site and family picnic day," Rose James, with Scott County Historical Society, said. "I would guess a lot people don't now it's there."

An underground spring creates an enviromental phenomenon.

"In order for the water to get to the surface, that water has to go through a fine layer of sand. The force it takes for the water to press through that sand makes it come up in spurts and makes the spring look like it's boiling," James said.

Boiling Springs is now considered protected land.

"Members of the Scott County community, members of Mdewakanton community, and Sierra Club all worked together to get this property protected under the Department of the Natural Resources," James said.

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