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Tom Hintgen/FOCUS Former astronaut Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, who owns a cabin at West Battle Lake, took time for an interview while visiting people in Fergus Falls recently.

Former astronaut enjoys time spent in OTC

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Former astronaut Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, who walked on the moon in 1972, periodically comes from New Mexico to spend time at his cabin at West Battle Lake.


He says each visit to Otter Tail County is special, and summer 2013 is no exception.

Schmitt’s late father grew up in southern Minnesota and purchased property at West Battle Lake. The future astronaut grew up in New Mexico and the family has maintained the lake cabin over the years.

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