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The Beautiful New Barb’s Beach Preserve

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When Dr. John Hysell and his wife Barb purchased 16 acres of Lake Superior shore land near the tip of the Whitefish Peninsula, they planned for it to be an investment. Yet over the last decade, they grew very fond of this little slice of heaven, which includes 573 feet of agate beach. And with market values stagnating in that part of the state, the Hysells recently chose to donate the land as a nature preserve instead of selling it. “We feel like it is a legacy to everyone for their enjoyment,” John said. “It feels very good to know that we can continue to visit it, but it is open for others now as well.” (Click on Spring Newsletter link to right for full story.)

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