Picture of the Day: St Urho Statue

St.Urho Statue by Jvstin
St.Urho Statue, a photo by Jvstin on Flickr.

The route to Itasca and Bemidji on State Highway 71 doesn’t have a lot of landmarks, but this is one of them.

This bizarre statue is dedicated to the legend of Saint Urho, who supposedly chased the grasshoppers out of Finland to save a grape harvest before the Ice Age. At least, that’s what it says on the plaque.

If you go to the flickr page and choose the original size, you can read the entire story for yourself, if you are interested. My take is that it’s a remarkably imaginative piece of fiction…