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Moments In Time

Artists Point, Grand Marais/ Photo by Sharon Mollerus via Flickr

The North  Shore is home to a rich history and diverse culture. In Moments in Time, we speak with community members about their memories from different periods of our region's past to help foster an appreciation and understanding of the community in which we find ourselves today.

Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.

 


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Moments in Time: The Grand Portage Passage sled dog race

The Grand Portage Passage was a long-distance sled dog race that was held from 1999 through 2003. In this edition of Moments in Time, WTIP’s ongoing series, Doug Seim, Curtis Gagnon and Matthew Brown reflect on the meaning of the name and why the race was special…..

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Moments in Time: Along Highway 61

The North Shore's Highway 61 hasn't always followed its current route.  In this edition of Moments in Time, WTIP’s ongoing series, Barbara Livdahl of Schroeder recalls the challenges of building the "modern" Highway 61.

 

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Al Bally

Moments in Time: Albert Bally of Bally Blacksmith Shop, Part 2

The Bally Blacksmith Shop was originally constructed in 1911 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  In this edition of Moments in Time, WTIP’s ongoing series, long-time Grand Marais resident Bob Pratt remembers Al Bally being called into a court case and giving the community a taste of his personality

(Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society)

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Albert and Bill A. Bally

Moments in Time: Albert Bally of the Bally Blacksmith Shop

The Bally Blacksmith Shop was originally constructed in 1911 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  In this edition of Moments in Time, WTIP’s ongoing series, long-time Grand Marais resident Bob Pratt remembers spending time at the blacksmith shop and getting to know Al Bally. 

(Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society)

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Moments in Time: A Homestead Along the Gunflint Trail

The Patten family has lived 27 miles north of Grand Marais since establishing a homestead in 1974. In this edition of Moments in Time, WTIP’s ongoing series, Mark Patten recalls the challenges - and joys - of life along the mid-Gunflint Trail area in the mid 1970s.

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Moments in Time: Final Sinking of the Henry Steinbrenner

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When Henry Steinbrenner formed the Kinsman Marine Transit Company on the Great Lakes in 1901, the company’s first ship bore Henry’s name. Although the ship worked the Great Lakes for more than 50 years, during that time it sank no less than three times: in 1909, again in 1923, and finally in 1953. In this edition of Moments in Time, WTIP’s ongoing series, Jim Shinners remembers the final sinking of the Henry Steinbrenner when the ship went down about five miles north of Grand Marais in the vicinity of Five Mile Rock along Lake Superior’s North Shore.

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Walter Bunn

Moments in Time: Walter Bunn of the Gunflint Trail

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In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Ted Young recalls Walter Bunn, an enigmatic Gunflint Trail neighbor on Hungry Jack Lake.

(Photo courtesy of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society

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Governor Preus with his wife, Idella, and sons Robert and Jack at the Gunflint Lake cabin

Moments in Time: The Gunflint Lake cabin of Governor J.A.O. Preus

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In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Dan Preus, grandson of former Minnesota Governor J.A.O. Preus, recalls the family's cabin on Gunflint Lake.

(Photo courtesy of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society's Donna Preus collection)

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Moments in Time: John A. Paulson and the Gunflint Trail

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In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Thunder Bay historian Dave Battistel recalls the life of the enigmatic John A. Paulson, a man who will always be remembered along the Gunflint Trail. 

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The George M. Cox on reef near Isle Royale

Moments in Time: Wreck of the George M. Cox

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In 1933, the George M. Cox, a passenger ship bound for Canada, hit a reef and become one of 25 shipwrecks near Isle Royale. In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, local resident Howard Sivertson shares recollections of the wreck of the Cox.

(Audio courtesy of Cook County Historical Society)

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