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History Mystery

 

January 15, 2021

Photos from Pappelis family albums

This is a shot from inside the Evergreen Hites restaurant, from an anniversary party in 1961.

With the help of Wrenshall writer Annie Dugan and relatives, we have a host of information and photos on the subject of last week's History Mystery, Tim and Nellie Pappelis and their restaurant on Minnesota Highway 23 east of town, Evergreen Hites.

David Bellert owns part of the former restaurant site and wanted to know more about the history there. Joan Koski Johnson, a Pappelis granddaughter, told Dugan that Evergreen Hites was in operation from 1951 to 1963 and that her grandfather built it himself. There was an apartment above where they lived while he continued to add on.

"It was a con...



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