Thomas J. Walsh

Thomas J. Walsh

Thomas J. Walsh, from the Duluth Herald in 1916.


History

Thomas J. Walsh was a prominent member of Tower and Soudan’s history at the turn of the 20th Century, though his name seems all but forgotten. He was involved in the beginnings of the Soudan Mine, and went on to operate other area mines. There are still remnants of his legacy scattered in the area: the North American Mine’s fireplace and engine house ruins can be found near the Tower Junction, and the Town of Walsh can still be found… [Read More]

Tower & Soudan Street Railway Company

History

For a short time before the turn of the 20th century, Tower and Soudan had a streetcar. The streetcar ran from Mill Point, through Tower along Main Street, to Soudan… [Read More]


North American Brick, Tile and Pottery Company

History

The North American Brick, Tile and Pottery Company was part of the industry surrounding the Town of Walsh, and was built and running while the North American Mine[Read More]


Jasper Peak Fire Lookout Tower

History

Jasper Peak, also known as Chester Peak, has long been a focal point of Lake Vermilion life. From the fire watch tower built on the top, to the park on… [Read More]


North American Hotel

History

A corporation composed of Duluth and Minneapolis people, and known as the North American Hotel company, was organized to build and own the hotel. It was to be a first… [Read More]


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