Yellow Ladyslipper, Makizin

Yellow Ladyslippers

The Yellow Ladyslipper (Cypricedium calceolus) can be found in bogs and wet woodland areas. Its Ojibwe name, makazin, clearly refers to its slipper shape and indeed looks very similar to the traditional puckered moccasins worn by the Anishinabe people. Traditional medicine calls for the use of the roots of the flower as a gynecological aid…. [Read More]

Stuntz Bay Compressor House


The Stuntz Bay Compressor House was built in 1884, and operated until the 1930s. It was demolished for the most part some time in the 1940s. Today, you can still… [Read More]

St. Cyril and Method Society


The St. Cyril and Method Society of Tower was formed in 1889 by Father Joseph Francis Buh and F. X. Bajec, when Bajec discovered that there was not a local… [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]


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