Aerial ferry bridge at Duluth

Aerial ferry bridge at Duluth

Aerial ferry bridge over the ship canal at Duluth, 1911. Photographer: Edward Albert Fairbrother.

The twin ports, Superior, Wisconsin, Duluth, Minnesota

The twin ports, Superior, Wisconsin, Duluth, Minnesota

The twin ports of Superior, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota, 1909. Author: H. (Henry) Wellge. Publisher: Northern Scenic Publishing Company.

Rocks dropped from loaded barges, Duluth ship canal

Rocks dropped from loaded barges, Duluth ship canal

Rocks dropped from loaded barges into the water, Duluth ship canal c.1900.

Duluth ship canal being dug

Duluth ship canal being dug

Duluth ship canal being dug, Duluth Harbor, Duluth, 1870.

Government ship canal during a storm, Duluth, Minn.

Government ship canal during a storm, Duluth, Minn.

"Government ship canal during a storm, Duluth, Minn." Postcard c.1910.

Duluth Ship Canal Opening, 1871

The opening of the Duluth Ship Canal in 1871 was a historical turning point for the city of Duluth and the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior.

Paul Bunyan playground at Bemidji

Paul Bunyan playground at Bemidji

This photograph, c.1955, of the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox at Bemidji highlights a tourist attraction in one of Minnesota's lake cities. Photograph by Kenneth Melvin Wright.

Elevator row, Clara City

Elevator row, Clara City

This postcard of "Elevator Row" in Clara City, Minnesota, c.1910, shows one of the major reasons rural people have gone to town since the 1880s: to connect to the railroad to sell grain.

Ojibwe moccasin game drum

Ojibwe moccasin game drum

Ojibwe moccasin game drum, 1850-1900. When Anglo-Europeans arrived in the Great Lakes region, they found native people organized into seasonal villages with communal activities, including games and dances.

New township and railroad map of the state of Minnesota

New township and railroad map of the state of Minnesota

New township and railroad map of the state of Minnesota, [1890]. Author: St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad Company. The St. Paul and Sioux City was one of many railroad lines that carried people and goods, planted towns, and speculated on land.

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