History


Public Input Sought for National Heritage Area

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Deadline is June 30th for comments on proposal for St. Croix River region.

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Jams, Dams, Pines and Pigs: Reflections on the St. Croix Logging Era

Boom Site

The lumber years were full of characters and stories – and changed the region forever.

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Last Log Through the Boom

Last log through the St. Croix Boom.

At 2:30 p.m. on June 12, 1914, the logging years of the St. Croix River watershed effectively ended.

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Sharptail Paradise: Land Added to Notable Namekagon Wildlife Area

Sharp-tailed grouse at the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Management Area.

Acquisition will preserve habitat for dwindling sharp-tailed grouse.

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State Park Offers Hikes Guided by Geology Professors

Geologic formations at Interstate State Park (MN DNR)

Volcanic, sedimentary and glacial formations will be discussed during upcoming outings.

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Celebrating the ‘Last Log’ 100 Years Later

John Brennan, Boom Superintendent, with pike pole in hand, rides the last log to, and through the Gap of the St. Croix Boomsite at Stillwater. Famed photographer John Runk captured this moment in history on June 12, 1914 at precisely 2:30 that afternoon, one hundred years ago.

Event on June 12th will remember the end of an important era on the St. Croix.

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