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Gunflint & Lake Superior: Logging the Boundary Waters at the Turn of the Century
Sunday, July 23, 2017 2:00pm CST Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center
This is the story of a Wisconsin logging company, headquartered in Thunder Bay, who incorporated and built a railroad in Minnesota to harvest timber, and in the process created one of the most unique logging operations in North America. The railroad had no American terminus or connection; its only access was through Canada. The logs cut in Minnesota were transported to Port Arthur to be processed into lumber and were shipped to a burgeoning construction market in Canada and the United States.