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By Don Morfe, July 14, 1995
The Grand Portage Marker
Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Portage — The Grand Portage
The Grand Portage, or Great Carrying Place, was a key 18th century link between the Pigeon River and Lake Superior, making it also a vital connection between Montreal and the rich fur-bearing lands far to the northwest. Traveled for centuries before . . . — Map (db m62049) HM
Minnesota (Cook County), Schroeder — Father Baraga 1846
Father Frederic Baraga, learning of a possible epidemic afflicting the Indians at Grand Portage in 1846, set out in a small boat from Madeline Island in Wisconsin with an Indian guide.

An unexpected storm threatened them, but their lives . . . — Map (db m98448) HM


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