North American Hotel

The North American Hotel, in the Townsite of Walsh in Kugler Township of Minnesota


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 class hotel, and a “credit to northern Minnesota”, being three stories with basement, and at least 48 rooms. It was to be finished with stucco, then later with brick, and there were to be two large dining parlors, one for transients, and the other for employees of the mining and… [Read More]



Kelly’s was a local “House of Ill Fame” located just outside of Tower, across the river. It probably operated between the late 1880s and the early 1930s. It was opened… [Read More]

Thomas J. Walsh


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… [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]


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