Photograph of Carlson's limestone kiln

Carlson kiln

A Milwaukee Road train pulls up to G.A. Carlson's limestone kiln, still in existence today, on the Mississippi River side of Barn Bluff, c. 1895. Red Wing became known as Minnesota's "Lime Center" in the 1870s as local quarrying firms and their kilns reduced limestone to lime.

print brochure advertising the schedule of the Pelican Valley Navigation Company

Pelican Valley Navigation Company Schedule

Pelican Valley Navigation Company brochure, showing the schedules for boats and connecting trains, July 15, 1909.

Print brochure advertising the Pelican Valley Navigation Company

Pelican Valley Navigation Company Schedule

Cover of the Pelican Valley Navigation Company brochure, July 15, 1909.

map indicating lakes of the Pelican River and transit routes

Pelican River Map

Map of the Pelican River chain of lakes and the route of the Pelican Valley Navigation Company. Creator:Patricia Isaacs.

steamboat in a Lock between the Pelican River and Lake Sallie

Steamboat on the Pelican River

A westbound steamboat on the Pelican River, about to descend to Lake Sallie via Dunton Locks, 1911.

photograph of a steamboat going through a lock on the Pelican River

Steamboat at the locks at Bucks Mill

Steamboat about to enter the lock at Bucks Mill on the Pelican River, c.1910.

Steamboat at Shoreham dock

A steamboat at Shoreham dock on the Pelican River, c.1910.

photograph of steamboat at a dock surrounded by passengers

A steamboat docks at Shoreham

A steamboat at Shoreham dock on the Pelican River, c.1910.

photograph of two boats on a river

Steamboat on the Pelican River at Shoreham

Looking north at a staemboat on the Pelican River at Shoreham, with Lake Sallie in the distance, 1910

photograph of small steamboat passing under a bridge

A steamboat on the Pelican River

A steamboat on the Pelican River as it passes under a bridge just west of Detroit Lake (seen in the distance), 1910.

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