From up the top of Grandad's Bluff, you can get a view of three states on a clear day. You'll also be able to get a view of the Mississippi River from Grandad's Bluff as well, as well as other gorgeous scenic views
Mindoro Cut is the second deepest cuts in the Western hemisphere. The cut is located at the highest point on state highway 108 between Mindoro and West Salem. The cut itself is 74 feet deep and is 84 feet long with a width of 25 feet. It was completed around 1907-1908 using only horse-drawn equipment and hand tools. Construction of the cut was commissioned by farmers and Mindoro officials as part of the Good Roads Movement that began in the 1870's. Prior to the cut's construction, Phillips Ridge was too steep to traverse, so traffic had to take alternate routes to bypass the ridge.
The bakery first began as Storandt's Bakery in West Salem in 1926. In 1944 Storandt's son Fillmore "Fliver" Storandt bought the bakery from his father after working there for 8 years. He ran the bakery with his wife Angeline. Harold Hetland bought out Fillmore Storandt's bakery in 1957 after working there since January 1946. In 1973, Linda's Salem Bakery began when Linda purchased the downtown West Salem business from Harold Hetland. While being a single mother of two, Linda worked long hours to the success of Linda's Salem Bakery.