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Please check here periodically for a list of upcoming lectures/presentations.

Gunflint & Lake Superior: Ontario’s Private American Railroad

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

7:00 EST

YouTube

This is the story of a Wisconsin logging company whose headquarters was located in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay) and for many years was the largest employer in the city. It 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 then were shipped primarily to a burgeoning construction market in western Canada.

 

The Country Beyond: Life on North and Gunflint Lakes 1892-1923

Sunday, July 26, 2020

2:00 CST

Chik-Wauk Museum

From railways to logging and settlers to trappers, this part of the Boundary Waters was a hub of activity more than 100 years ago. Learn about the people and events that defined the history of the area.

For more information, please visit the Chik-Wauk Museum website.

 

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