This first addition of storytelling from Dave Lais developed back in 2005 as part of a class at Ridgewater College. This interview details stories of homes lived in by generations of the park's first homesteaders.
Dick Clayton saw the changes of Parks and Trails through 35 years of service working at the Naturalist at Sibley State Park. Meaningful history of the Department of Natural Resources in Minnesota and Sibley State Park are told.
Gary Buellemer not only worked at but also lived in Sibley State Park in the park residence for over 20 years! 40 years of service to the state of Minnesota are told in this interview. You will hear how he came to be Assistant Park Manager at Sibley State Park, guided by his love of the prairie.
29 years of stories from managing Sibley State Park flow through this interview. From making friends with neighbors who would eventually donate land to the park to land acquisitions as recent as 2017; Dave Lais tells of the expansion of Sibley State Park yesterday and today.