Early resorts are described in book
The aura of Minnesota resorts - summers on the lake - is ingrained in Ren Holland's existence.
Holland grew up on a resort on Little Mantrap Lake, south of Itasca State Park, until he was 13. His parents sold the enterprise, but he would continue to work for owners of resorts during his teen years.
Blewett's, which became Vacationaire, was his haunt each summer.
"They were good memories," he said.
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