While that wasn't necessarily a phenomenon in these Northwoods parts… the fact that most of these great old wooden ballparks from yesteryear are still standing… is! For some reason, Minnesota has not succumbed to the real estate frenzy taking place throughout America where every non-professional ballpark is a potential Wal-Mart or Home Depot. These beautiful wooden ballparks haven't given way to "progress"… aka the next great strip mall. They've been allowed to continue serving the community, and because of this… they have a fantastic following today.