Mecca Hotel

A 1950s view of the Mecca Hotel in Cook. The Lake Vermilion Archives would appreciate any additional information people might want to share as our files are incomplete.

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Odd Fellows Cottage

This linen post card depicts a group of people enjoying a beautiful summer day at the Odd Fellows Cottage, a popular retreat on Lake Vermilion. The Lake Vermilion Archives would… [Read More]

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Hydroelectric dam at Pike River Falls

The City of Tower built this dam seeking a reliable source of electricity. This photo showing the dam, electricity generating station and caretakers home was photographed from the west side… [Read More]

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Pike River Falls—circa 1890

Pike River Falls—circa 1890. This very rare photograph depicts the Pike River Falls before the City of Tower began construction of the Pike River Dam and its hydroelectric power plant.

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Report of the 1889 Chippewa Indian Commission, Lake Vermilion councils

In November 1889 several days of Chippewa Indian Commission meetings were held at Vermilion Lake Indian Reservation, Bois Forte Band of Minnesota Chippewa. The goal of the commission was to… [Read More]

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