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The new green grass is reflected in the faces of the “rain babies,” now standing near the lighthouse in Two Harbors. Photo by Jim Erickson.

Lake County Past spotlight: Rain babies

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The return of the “rain babies”

They were orphaned at the age of 100, but now, three years later, the twins have followed their famous “father” to yet another home.


The cast iron pair, a boy and a girl huddled together under an umbrella, charmed visitors to the Thomas Owens Park for nearly 45 years. But that was their second home. Owens purchased the fountain in 1885 for the lawn of his own home, which still stands, third from the park, on Second Avenue.

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