The “Y” Store

Photo of The “Y” Store

The “Y” Store has long been a landmark for visitors traveling to Lake Vermilion. This 1940s photograph tells us that you could purchase Fitger’s beer, Coca Cola and Quaker State Oil products, as well as find live bait, groceries, confections and receive tourist information at the “Y.” Really, not that much different from today…. [Read More]

Tower & Soudan Street Railway Company


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


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


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


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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