Posts filed under "Minnesota History"

A Minnesota “Who Am I”?

Robert was a young man with big dreams; he just didn’t know where they would take him yet. He moved from his childhood home near Lake Superior to attend the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where his studies were more or less neglected. Robert was more interested in writing poems than he was with obtaining [...]

Princeton Minnesota History

Princeton Minnesota History Let’s begin with our Princeton Minnesota history at the beginning of European settlement. The first settler to move into the area of Princeton was a lumberjack named “Banjo Bill.” The town was officially settled in 1854 and named after John Prince, a local fur agent. Two years later the town got its [...]

3M Museum

3M Museum The 3M Museum is located in the town of Two Harbors, Minnesota. The 3M Museum pays homage to the five businessmen who, in 1902, founded the now-great company. 3M overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become the company we know and love today. The exhibits include Attorney John Dwan’s recreated office; company photos, artifacts, [...]

The Madeira: Lake Superior Shipwrecks

The Madeira: Lake Superior Shipwrecks No trip along the shores of Lake Superior would be complete without the harrowing tale of a Lake Superior shipwreck. Not much is known about the Madeira’s years in service, but two events in her life are recorded in maritime history: First, that she collided with the International Bridge at [...]

Buchanan Minnesota – First Ghost Town on the North Shore

Buchanan Minnesota – First Ghost Town on the North Shore The Buchanan historical marker is located along old Highway 61 in Minnesota near present day Knife River, and itgives the visitor a glimpse of the early days of North Shore settlement. The text on the marker merely hints at the true story of the area. [...]