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County Information

Founded on Feb. 20, 1855 as Superior County and immediately had its name changed a couple of weeks later on March 3, 1855 to St. Louis County. A year later on March 1, 1856, St. Louis County became Lake County while Newton County to the west was renamed St. Louis County.

Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the area had long been inhabited by Native American groups. The principal Native American groups in the region were the Dakota (Sioux) and Ojibwe (also called Anishinabe or Chippewa). The economy of these groups was based on hunting, fishing and gathering, with wild rice being of particular importance. The first Europeans to explore the area were the French in the late 17th century, who were followed by trappers, fur traders, missionaries, and explorers. Beaver Bay was the first city in Lake County in 1855.
(wikipedia)

County Seat
Two Harbors

Cities

* Beaver Bay * Silver Bay * Two Harbors

Townships
* Beaver Bay * Crystal Bay * Fall Lake * Silver Creek * Stony River

Unincorporated Communities
* Alger * Castle Danger * Cramer * Darby Junction * East Beaver Bay * Finland * Highland (Marcy)
* Illgen City * Isabella * Knife River * Larsmont * Lauren * Lax Lake * Little Marais * McNair
* Murphy City * Norshore Junction * Sawbill Landing * Section Thirty * Silver Creek * Stewart
* Toimi * Waldo * Wales * York

Ghost Towns
* Avon * Avoy * Beaver * Britton * Buell * Case * Clark * Crystal * Drummond * Eclfo * Emetta
* Fernburg Tower * Forest Center * Freedom * Green * Greenwood Junction * Howlett * Jordan
* Kent * London * Malmota (Marmata) * Maple * Marble Lake * Moose * Morris * Murfin
* Nigadoo * North Branch * Riblet * Scott Junction * Section Thirty Mine * Silver * Splitrock
* Stafford * Summit * Swift * Thomas * Waldo Junction * Wanless * Westover * Whyte * Wolf

Unorganized
* Lake No. 1 * Lake No. 2

Online Data
Website Updates:

JULY 2015
SCHOOLS: 1913-Two Harbors Commencement
CEMETERIES: Listing
DIVORCE: William and Emma Irion
CHURCH: 1909-New Pastor at Two Harbors
BIRTHS: Hays Boy
FAMILIES: Holbeck Reunion
HISTORY: Geographic Naming History
WILLS: James D. Anderson

February 2015
OBITS : Elizabeth Blake, Freda Katherine Erickson
NEWS-FIRE: 1908-Flames again roll along north shore
NEWS-PEOPLE: Julia Sutherland, Gus A. Schultz

OCTOBER 2014
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1889 Election Tie; 1891 Smuggling Chinese; 1891 Terrorized by White-Caps
NEWS-FIRES: 1889 Forest Fire

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