Black and white photograph of Dorothy Molter holding a lake trout, ca. 1940s.

Dorothy Molter with trout

Dorothy Molter holding a lake trout, ca. 1940s.

Black and white photograph of Dorothy Molter and Bill Berglund, ca. 1930s.

Dorothy Molter and Bill Berglund

Nebs (dog), Bill Berglund (original owner of the Isle of Pines Resort), and Dorothy Molter at Point Cabin, Isle of Pines, Knife Lake, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, ca. 1930s.

Black and white photograph of Molter family and friend, ca. 1930.

Molter family and friend

Left to right: John "Cap" Molter, Myrtle Molter, Dorothy Molter, William "Uncle Bill" Molter, and R. E. "Bob' Pyle waiting for a tow up to the Isle of Pines Resort, Moose Lake Landing, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, ca. 1930.

Black and white photograph of the children of John “Cap” and Mattie Molter (left to right): William “Bud” Harry, Dorothy Louise, Margaret Hazel, Florence Ruth, Inez Helen, and John Adam. Photograph ca. 1915.

Children of John “Cap” and Mattie Molter

The children of John “Cap” and Mattie Molter (left to right): William “Bud” Harry, Dorothy Louise, Margaret Hazel, Florence Ruth, Inez Helen, and John Adam. Photograph ca. 1915.

Black and white photograph of Dorothy Molter as a toddler, Arnold, Pennsylvania, ca. 1909.

Dorothy Molter as a toddler

Dorothy Molter as a toddler, Arnold, Pennsylvania, ca. 1909.

Color image of Dorothy Molter at the door of her summer tent on Knife Lake, ca. 1985.

Dorothy Molter

Dorothy Molter at the door of her summer tent on Knife Lake, ca. 1985.

Molter, Dorothy (1907–1986)

Pennsylvania native Dorothy Molter spent over fifty years in Northern Minnesota, where she helped to run the Isle of Pines resort and provided nursing care for those in need. From the 1950s through the mid-1980s, she made batches of homemade root beer at her cabin on Knife Lake that drew thousands of tourists, anglers, and canoeists each summer and earned her the nickname “the Root Beer Lady.”

Color image of the Geocaching History Challenge, April 8, 2017.

Geocaching History Challenge

The Geocaching History Challenge project places an official geocache in all Minnesota State Parks. This photo shows the cache container, the Minneopa State Park-specific card, and the geocache log, April 8, 2017. Photograph by Karin J. Green.

Color image of a Bison Range sign at Minneopa State Park, April 8, 2017.

Bison Range sign photograph

Bison Range sign at Minneopa State Park, April 8, 2017. The park has a drive-through bison range for visitors to view the reintroduced American plains bison. The range is in the northern section of the park. Photograph by Karin J. Green.

Color image of Bison at Minneopa State Park, ca. 2015.

Bison at Minneopa State Park

American plains bison herd at Minneopa State Park, near Mankato, ca. 2015. The bison were reintroduced to the park in 2015. Photograph courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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