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Amy Larsen / Lake Superior Magazine

If any food has a history in this region, it's wild rice – that aquatic grain that's a natural gift of the local waters. Read more

Food/Recipes

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Francis M. Carroll Collection

Did a bad map give Isle Royale & the NW Angle to the U.S.? Read more

Lake Superior

One River, Two Islands

Richard Hamilton Smith / Courtesy The Nature Conservancy

Two islands – one a sprawling half-mile square and the other barely covering a couple city blocks – reflect evolving attitudes about the St. Louis River and its value to the community. Read more

Recreation

Mystical Michipicoten: Memories from a Majestic Island

Donn Larson

To the Anishinaabe, it was a mystical floating isle that eluded approaching canoes – disappearing, then emerging again from the mist. At creation, Gichi Manidoo veiled Michipicoten Island in a shroud of mystery still palpable. Read more

Ontario

1894 Hinckley Fire

Walt Polley

The 1894 Hinckley Fire destroyed six towns; Hinckley was the largest, with more than 1,000 residents, most of them recent arrivals from Sweden and Norway. Estimates of lives lost vary, but all exceed 400, more than the Chicago Fire of 1871. Read more

The Lake

Fifty years ago, in September 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited Ashland, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota, during a national tour, visits that would leave lasting impressions on locals and the region. Read more

The Lake

For Decades, U.P. Mines Printed Their Own Money

Marquette County Historical Society

East Coast banks were wary of shipping large amounts of cash by boat. Too many had sunk in Lake Superior. Yet miners in hard-to-reach areas had to be paid. The solution? Mining companies began printing their own money. Read more

Lake Superior

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