Monday, July 12, 2010

More of our trip, on to Hatton!

After the wedding in Fargo, we headed out to Grand Forks ND, which is straight north.
But on the way, we stopped at a little town called Hatton.
We came to see Eileen Mork, who is the niece of a man named Carl Ben Eilson.
He was a pioneering pilot that grew up in Hatton,
and flew airmail up in Alaska and helped explore the arctic.
My mom, (pictured below on Eileen's porch) was related to Carl by marriage.

Mom found out about Eileen through a newspaper article,

and then found out there was a book about Carl

and that his childhood home was a museum.

She was determined to go there someday,

so we decided to combine it with the wedding.

Below is a pic of my sis, hubby and Sabrina on Eileen's porch.

After visiting with Eileen, who turned out to be such a warm
and interesting woman,
we headed over to see Carl's house.

It' a beautiful old victorian style house, with three levels.

Below is a pic of the parler on the first level.

On the second level we saw Eileen's wedding dress, so beautiful!

At the third level I was fascinated with the tower room,

pictured in the next two pics.

They are using it to show school items from the period.

There was so much to see in the house,
but then we wanted to check out the plane museum just down the block.
It has the plane that Carl flew to on his exploration trips.

This plaque explains it quite well.

My hubby and Sabrina were amazed at the plane!
He couldn't believe they were flying in something that rickety!

We had such a great visit!
We'll never forget it!
More on the trip in my next post!
Bye for now!

1 comment:

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

What an enjoyable trip. I love that gorgeous Victorian Home!

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