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Beargrease, John (1858–1910)

The US Congress ordered the beginning of mail service from Superior to Grand Portage, Minnesota, in 1855, but service was spotty. John Beargrease and his brothers came to the rescue. They began covering a regular mail route between Two Harbors and Grand Marais in 1879.

Dan Patch money clip

Dan Patch money clip

Dan Patch money clip.

Covered race track of Dan Patch

Covered race track of Dan Patch

Covered race track of Dan Patch and home of International Stock Foods, Savage, 1915. Photographer: Charles P. Gibson.

To Remember Dan Patch, art original

To Remember Dan Patch, art original

To Remember Dan Patch, a sculpture of Dan Patch commissioned by his owner, Marion Savage, and created by Alexander Stirling Calder Sr. between 1912 and 1915.

Dan Patch tobacco tin

Dan Patch tobacco tin

Tobacco tin featuring images of Dan Patch, 1910s.

Dan Patch

Dan Patch

Dan Patch, August 11, 1910.

Dan Patch with driver Harry Hersey

Dan Patch with driver Harry Hersey

Dan Patch with driver Harry Hersey, 1906.

Dan Patch loving cup from Kentucky

Dan Patch loving cup from Kentucky

Sterling silver trophy won by Dan Patch in Kentucky, 1905.

Badge with image of Dan Patch

Badge with image of Dan Patch

Dan Patch badge commemorating his world record mile time, c.1905.

Dan Patch's stable

Dan Patch's stable

Dan Patch's stable, c.1905.

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