The Northwest Angle, the northernmost land of the 48 states, owes its existence to Benjamin Franklin, U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary. His negotiations at the Treaty of Paris of 1783 won British acceptance of the border extending from the "most . . . — — Map (db m57939) HM
Northern Minnesota forests were tinder dry during the fall of 1910. Marshes and streams shriveled. Small fires smoldered here and there in the peat bogs and underbrush.
On October 4 a forest fire consumed the communities of Williams, Cedar . . . — — Map (db m207136) HM
Tradition is woven of fact and fiction. Two islands in the Lake of the Woods are named “Massacre,” one on the Canadian, one on the American side of the boundary. The Canadian island, the larger of the two, is heavily wooded. The American island . . . — — Map (db m207138) HM
Willie Walleye, the 40-foot, 2½ ton ambassador for Lake of the Woods, has overlooked Baudette Bay since 1959. Arnold Lund's original idea was realized through the efforts of the Baudette Civic and Commerce Association. By April of 1958, Al . . . — — Map (db m180858) HM
An Early Way of Life
Early people followed the retreating waters of Glacial Lake Agassiz and probably inhabited the area 4-8,000 years ago, however, they left little evidence of their presence. The more recent Laurel Culture (200 B.C.-800 . . . — — Map (db m211092) HM
The Zippel Town Site and Levee
Among the earliest white settlers in this area were Wilhelm F. (William) Zippel and his family, who started a fishery at the mouth of Zippel Bay between 1885 and 1887.
Experience the Big Lake: enjoy the . . . — — Map (db m211687) HM
Wildlife: A walk along the beach can be a shorebirder's paradise. Shorebirds of all kinds stop to rest and feed on the sand beaches of this island during their annual migrations. Pelicans, cormorants, gulls and terns are all commonly seen on . . . — — Map (db m211230) HM