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
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BIO: Thomas Owens bio submitted by Robin Line
MARRIAGES: ~ 100 Marriage Records, pre 1901
NEWS-BITS: ~ 20 News Bits, 1910
PUBLIC OFFICIALS: 1895 Fire Wardens
WILLS/INHERITANCE TAX: Henry Bryan, Edward Gillin
MILITARY: Soldiers-Carl G. Christensen, George R. Holdhuson
MILITARY: WWI Casualty News-Nils Olaf Haugsten, Carl E. Edwinson
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: W. Steffer - submitted by Robin Line
PEOPLE: Helmer Aakvik several articles Transcribed by the Alberti's
NEWS-VISITS: T. J. Watt, Margaret Whiting
MILITARY: Korean War Casualties, Vietnam War Casualties
OBITS : Emalia G. Hulberg
PUBLIC OFFICIALS: 1878 County Officials
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteers
NEWS-ILLNESS: Peter Beargrease
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1896-Subterranean Lake
NEWS-FIRES/CALAMITIES: Train Wreck 1896-George Weaver, Wallace Moulton
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