Stillwater is a community of 16,000 nestled into the bluffs of the St. Croix River, just 20 miles east of downtown St. Paul. Stillwater has a rich 100-year history that has placed the City of Stillwater itself on the National Registry of Historic Places. The site of the state's territorial convention in 1848, Stillwater was a thriving logging town into the late 1800's. A trolley tour provides a look at the churches and many homes built in the 1800s, as well as the first Court House in Minnesota. A stop at Pioneer Park, once the estate of Isaac Staples a lumber baron in the 1800s, affords a panoramic view of the city. Paddle wheel boat rides up and down the St. Croix River and rides on trains with nostalgic interior design along the St. Croix shoreline both contribute to preserve the history in which Stillwater takes justifiable pride.
The Lumber Baron's Hotel is located in the Lumber Exchange Building, constructed circa 1890 by Stillwater's lumber barons during the boom years of logging on the St. Croix River. Upon its debut in 1890, it was equipped with modern heating, plumbing, electricity, and even with an elevator. Its early occupants included the famous and wealthy lumber merchants from the Stillwater area. The site features ten large walk-in vaults which were used to house the wealth of the lumber families. When lumbering declined around 1900-1910, the building became the home for lawyers, real estate and insurance firms. In March of 1994, three local innkeepers worked closely with the Minnesota Historical Society and National Trust to restore the building's historical qualities. The Lumber Baron's Hotel opened its doors to the public in 1995, and features tin ceilings in the hotel lobby and one of the dining room parlors that were original to the building. The bar in the lobby and the registration desk area were handcrafted during the renovation utilizing the woods from an original tenant to the building.
A block of 36 rooms have been reserved at the Lumber Baron's Hotel through August 30, 2002, at the rate of $89 per room. Please make your room reservations by calling the hotel at 651-439-6000 and indicating that you will be attending the Midwest Mensurationistsí Meeting. If you wish to share a room with another individual, please make arrangements prior to reserving your room.
The meeting registration fee will be $200 per person before August 1, 2002 and $225 after August 1, 2002. For students, with verification of their status from the major professor, the fee will be $150. The fee includes continental breakfast and lunch each day. In addition, we will have a banquet at the Lumber Baron's Hotel the evening of Wednesday, September 25. Details on the additional cost of the banquet will be forthcoming, but expect $15-$25 per person. Please print and complete the Meeting Registration Form and mail it with your registration fee to:
Dr. Thomas E. Burk
University of Minnesota
1530 Cleveland Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55108
Abstracts for papers and poster proposals to be presented at the meeting should be sent to:
Samuel J. Radcliffe
George Banzhaf & Company
225 East Michigan Street, Suite 210
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Please feel free to share the program and information regarding this joint meeting with other associates that may have interest in attending. Should you have questions or wish any additional information, please contact:
Dr. Ron McRoberts
North Central Research Station
USDA Forest Service
1992 Folwell Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
We look forward to your attendance and an interesting meeting.