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Lake County, Minnesota


Directories and Gazetteers


1878 Business Directory and Gazetteer

BEAVER BAY.
On Lake Superior, and on the southern part of the shore line of Lake county, 50 miles northeast of Duluth, the nearest railroad point. Beaver river empties into the lake here, and furnishes water power, which is utilized by a saw mill. The exports of the region consist wholly of lumber. Communication by boat once a week in Duluth, in the navigable season. C. Wieland, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Schultze P, cabinetmaker. Wieland C C & Co, proprs saw mill and general store.

BRULE RIVER.
In Lake county, near the extreme northeastern point of the state, 15 miles southwest of Grand Portage.

BURLINGTON AGATE BAY.
In Lake county, on Lake Superior, 24 miles southwest of Beaver Bay.

ENCAMPMENT ISLAND.
In the southwestern corner of Lake county, 18 miles southwest of Beaver Bay.

GRAND MAUVAIS.
Or Grand Marais, in Lake county (or near the center of Cook county, which has lately been laid out), in the northeastern corner of the State, on Lake Superior, 264 miles from St. Paul. Duluth, 108 miles to the southwest, is the nearest railroad point. Fishing is the main industry of the settlement. Mail once a week. H. Mayhew, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Falconer G, boat builder. Howenstine Samuel, trader. Mayhew H, general store.

MARMATHA.
In the southern part of Lake county, 21 miles southwest of Beaver Bay.

PIDGEON POINT.
In Lake county and in the most northeasterly point of the state, near Grand Portage.

PIGEON RIVER.
A settlement in Lake county, at the mouth of Pigeon river on Lake Superior, 90 miles northeast of Beaver Bay.

SAXTON.
In Lake county, 25 miles northeast of Beaver Bay.

WATERVILLE.
In the southern part of Lake county, 7 miles southwest of Beaver Bay.

Source: Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Montana Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1878. Transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.


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