Lake Vermilion

Tower’s historical relationship with the East Two River

A reader has contacted 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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Vermilion Falls Gold Mining Company

Preferred Citation: S2279 Vermilion Falls Gold Mining Company stock certificates, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections, Archives and Special Collections, Kathryn A. Martin Library, University of Minnesota Duluth The Vermilion Falls… [Read More]

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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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