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John Paulson: The Man Behind the Mystery

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

2:00pm CDT

Chik-Wauk Museum 

The story of the Paulson Mine, located in the western part of Cook County, Minnesota, has captivated people for many years. Touted as one of the great mining projects of the era, its failure in the early 1890s had a devastating impact on local economies spanning both sides of the border. The man behind this venture, John Paulson, was until recently an almost mythological figure. His life story however, from Norwegian immigrant, to Civil War veteran, to entrepreneur and finally to widowed farmer, is one of triumph and tragedy that exemplifies the North American experience in the 19th Century. For more information, visit the event page here.

Paulson Mine, Minnesota, October 2012.

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