1878 Business Directory and Gazetteer
In the southern part of Cass county near Brainerd, a station on the N. P. R. R.
CHIPPEWA INDIAN AGENCY.
In Cass county, 20 miles north of Leech Lake.
A government Indian agency of about 75 souls, situated upon a peninsula, that, jutting into Leech lake, is connected with the main land by a very narrow neck. It is situated in the central northern part of Cass county, and is 165 miles from St. Paul by a straight line. Contains a steam saw and grist mill, a Congregational church and an industrial boarding school. Exports furs and maple sugar. Brainerd, on the N. P. R. R., is 65 miles distant, with which stage communication is had weekly. G. W> Nichols, postmaster.
Bonga James, indian trader.
Fairbanks George, indian trader.
King H J, indian agent.
Morrison G A, indian trader.
Wright Rev L G, (Congregationalist).
In the southern part of Cass county, on the N. P. R. R.
In the southwestern part of Cass county, about 180 miles by the traveled route to St. Paul, and 35 miles from Brainerd, the nearest railroad point. Ten adults constitute the population of the settlement. Exports, logs. Mail, on Monday from Leech Lake; on Thursday, from Brainerd.G. A. Barclay, postmaster.
Barclay George A, lumberman and trader.
Davis & Hoyne, lumbermen.
Henry C, lumberman.
Smith & Hoyne, lumbermen.
Source: Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Montana Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1878. Transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.