City of Tower




Artifacts of the Vermilion Iron Range Industrial Boom

The Industrial Boom Between the exploration and gold rush of 1865 and the closing of the Soudan Mine in 1962, the Vermilion Iron Range and the Tower area was host… [Read More]

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1939 Lake Vermilion postcard

Three people enjoy a moonlit paddle on Lake Vermilion in this 1939 full-color linen postcard. The card was used to report on a trip to Lake Vermilion and mailed from… [Read More]

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Vermilion Boat and Outing Company

History The tourism business rapidly developed on Lake Vermilion during the last years of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th. The allure of Lake Vermilion and… [Read More]

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2017 Gold Rush Days, Tower, Minn.

Enjoy all the exciting events planned for Gold Rush Days July 1, 2, 3, & 4 in Tower Minnesota. For complete details visit: http://goldrushdays.us/    

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Tower’s historical relationship with the East Two River

A reader has contacted LakeVermilion.net hoping to find out what information we can provide on the Tower Marina, (currently Standing Bear Marina), an East Two River landmark. We should first… [Read More]

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Game and Fish Men Here with Nets

State Fish and Game men lifting nets on the Pike River, circa 1912.   SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016 — Today, in honor of the cold and snowy fishing opener, we… [Read More]

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Ted Wheeler’s Livery

  Tower Stage Line at Ted Wheeler’s Livery. The livery is believed to have been located on the site of The Tower News building. This Tower Stage Line provided public… [Read More]

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Tower Boat Landing

  This rare photograph depicts the Tower Boat landing, located at the site of the proposed Tower Harbor project. This landing was a very busy place in the late 19th… [Read More]

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The old Gun Club

The old Gun Club shooting range, date unknown — believed to be located near what is now known as Mill Point Plat near Hoodoo Point. Pictured, from the left, Will… [Read More]

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Iron Range Brewing Assoc. brew-house.

A view of the Iron Range Brewing Association brew-house taken from the vantage point of the north side of the East Two River. The brew-house has long been demolished and… [Read More]

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