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What’s next for iconic drive-in sign in Cottage Grove?

Published 04/19/2012, The Hastings Star-Gazette

Brent Peterson knows a bit of history when he sees it. Director of the Washington County Historical Society, Peterson helps oversee the county’s historic heritage and the preservation of some of its oldest properties. So what does he want with a rusty red sign? When a proposed Walmart goes up and the lights of the classic Cottage View Drive-In theater go down for good along U.S. Highway 61 in Cottage Grove, Peterson wants to make sure its unique sign — a monument of mid-century modernism, decked out in a warm, neon glow after dark — has a place to call home.

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