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Documentary depicts creation of Village of the Smoky Hills

Published 12/12/2009, Park Rapids Enterprise

A quarter century ago, a village emerged in the Smoky Hills with an engaging array of handcrafted art, hands-on activities and music. The grassroots initiative was spurred by an abysmal economy. In the early ’80s, the area’s unemployment rate soared to nearly 20 percent, come autumn.

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