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DIAMOND BLUFF, Wis. - Unincorporated communities have always intrigued me. Sometimes mistaken for a old-fashioned ghost town, the non-city's mysterious components and complex characters - surviving in the smallest of numbers - gives passersby a glimpse of communal kinship.


Traveling over the Mississippi River past the bluffs of Red Wing, I cruised northbound on the Great River Road of Wisconsin Highway 35.

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Stacy Bengs-Silverberg
Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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