Lake Vermilion

1865 — The Vermilion Gold Rush Was On!

The September 19, 1865 announcement of the assay results from three pounds of quartz rock recovered from Minnesota’s Vermilion Range brought fortune seekers by the thousands to the shores of… [Read More]

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1848 — Wisconsin Territory survey crew arrives at Lake Vermilion

J. G. Norwood, working in the employ of U. S. geologist David Dale Owen, spent the summer and autumn of 1848 surveying the northwestern most reaches of the Wisconsin Territory,… [Read More]

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Vermilion Lake Iron Range

A copy of this rare map of the Lake Vermilion Iron Range was published in the Compendium of the Tenth Census of the United States by the Department of the… [Read More]

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Goodwill’s Place on Lake Vermilion

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Bay View Lodge waterfront

View of the Bay View Lodge waterfront, taken from the shore of Big Bay, Lake Vermilion. Date unknown.

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