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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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Joseph Jr., Carrie, Ella and Edith Mayhew

Moments in Time: Edith Mayhew

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Edith Mayhew was the daughter of Joseph Mayhew, Grand Marais' first lighthouse keeper.  In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Edith shares memories of early Grand Marais family and community life.

(Photo and audio courtesy of Cook County Historical Society)

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Lighthouse Keeper's House in Grand Marais

Moments in Time: Ella Mayhew

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Ella Mayhew was the daughter of Joseph Mayhew, Grand Marais' first lighthouse keeper.  In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Ella recalls community and family life growing up in early Grand Marais.

(Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society)

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Roy, Herb, Wes, Andrew and Andy Hedstrom

Moments In Time: The Mill

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Andrew and Alma Hedstrom founded Hedstrom Lumber in 1914.  In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, their son, Herb, and family friend, Bob Pratt, remember the family and community effort that went into the business.

(Photo courtesy of Hedstrom Lumber Company)

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Andrew and Alma Hedstrom

Moments in Time: Remembering Andrew and Alma

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Andrew and Alma Hedstrom founded Hedstrom Lumber in 1914.  In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, their son, Herb, and family friend, Bob Pratt, recall memories of Andrew and Alma. 

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Ollar Snevets' Headstone at Maple Hill Cemetary

Moments in Time: Ollor Snevets

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Noel Ollor Snevets was born on May 26, 1896 in Michigan.  He spent much of his adult life living in Cook County.  Ollor is somewhat legendary in these parts and there are countless stories to be told about his life here.  Doug Seim and Deb White bought land from Ollar back in the early 1980’s and got to know him towards the end of his life.  Here are just a few stories they shared with me during a recent visit.
 

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Phoebe and Carl F. Nelson

Moments in Time: Bootleg Liquor

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In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, we talk with Willard Nelson of Lutsen.  Nelson's grandparents were the founders of Lutsen Resort and Willard grew up along Lake Superior.  In this segment, Willard recounts a bootlegger's visits to the area during Prohibition, and some of the problems that caused.....

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Phoebe Nelson and sister in-law Elsie Nelson Elquist

Moments in Time: Fine Food and Tough Chores

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In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, we talk with Willard Nelson of Lutsen.  Nelson's grandparents were the founders of Lutsen Resort and Willard grew up along Lake Superior.  In this segment he remembers his mother's excellent French cooking, as well as the routine farm chores he did not enjoy.

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Cross River General Store

Moments in Time: Stickney-Lamb Cross River General Store

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In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Skip and Linda Lamb share some of the history of the old Stickney-Lamb Cross River General Store in Schroeder, now known as the Cross River Heritage Center. 

During the 1960s and 70s, Schroeder was a busy place on the North Shore. Several ore boats stopped at Taconite Harbor each day, and many of the sailors, captains, tourists and others stopped by the Stickney-Lamb Cross River General Store.
 
Today, that store is known as the Cross River Heritage Center.

Skip Lamb lived and worked there with his wife Linda during those busier years, and in this edition of Moments in Time, they share some of the history of the building and some of their favorite stories from living in the old store.
 

(Photo provided by the Cross River Heritage Center)

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Willard Nelson

Moments In Time: Memories of Icebergs and Moose

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In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, we talk with Willard Nelson of Lutsen.  Nelson's grandparents were the founders of Lutsen Resort and Willard grew up along Lake Superior.  In this segment he shares childhood memories of icebergs and moose.

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Maple Hill School

Moments in Time: Herb Hedstrom and Maple Hill School

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In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, we will talk with Herb Hedstrom, a life-long Cook County resident.  Herb grew up on Maple Hill with his 12 brothers and sisters.  As a young person, school was the focal point of his life, and Herb shares some of his memories about the Maple Hill School. 

(Photo provided by the Cook County Historical Society)
 

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