Have you ever wanted to get back at a bully?
Or to be so rich you could buy whatever you want?
What if you did both, and it inspired a national movement, a movement so powerful it prompted an act of Congress to set aside millions of acres of land for wildlife and outdoor recreation? Wouldn't that be cool?
Well, that is the story of John A. Latsch, a Minnesotan whose unusual revenge of 110 years ago did just that and put some of southeastern Minnesota's most beautiful places in the hands of its people.
This millionaire businessman loved nature so much that he bought and donated land to create parks and natural areas. River valleys, forests, scenic bluffs, and entire city blocks became ball fields, parks, state parks, and other places where children could play, animals could live, and trees could grow.