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: Cook County News Herald

The Cook County News Herald is truly a treasury of moments in time.


Little Girl Doing Laundry

Moments in Time: Northern Cleaners & Laundry

Vi Wonser and her husband Gordon operated Northern Cleaners & Laundry from 1947 to 1981 in downtown Grand Marais. In this editon of Moments in Time, Vi shares her memories of the business.


 
Lundie Cabin

Moments in Time: Minnesota architect Edwin Lundie

Renowned Minnesota architect Edwin Lundie (1886-1972) had a 50-year career in St.


A missile being tested

Moments In Time: Military Contracts

Rick Anderson grew up in Grand Marais. One day at little league practice, he and his teammates looked up overhead and saw what looked like a missile heading out toward the big lake.


 
Early North Shore commercial fisherman with children and lake trout - image courtesy NSCFM

Moments in Time: North Shore commercial fisherman Walter Sve

Walter Sve is a third generation North Shore commercial fisherman based near Two Harbors, MN.  In this edition of Moments in Time, Walter talks with Art Fenstad of the North Shore Commercial Fish


A class full of school children at the Birchwood School in Mineral Center/photo courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society

Moments In Time: Growing up in Mineral Center

Although not much is left of the town of Mineral Center these days, it was once a bustling settler village full of homesteaders, many of whom came from Wisconsin in search of a better life.


 
Harriet Boostrom Taus

Moments in Time: Harriet Boostrom Taus on Early Gunflint Life

Clearwater Lodge sits half-way up the Gunflint Trail. It's one of the oldest resorts in the Northwoods. Within its history lie stories of the area's earliest pioneers.


The cross carved by workers on the Canadian side of Gunflint Lake  in honor of their fellow worker who died building the railway

Moments In Time: Lost Lives and Hard Work on the Early Gunflint

The Gunflint Trail is a quiet and wild place. Best known for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness that surrounds it on both sides, the Trail is often characterized as pristine and untouched.


 
Tobin Trail

Moments in Time: Anishinaabe & Isle Royale

In its early days, before Isle Royale became a national park in 1940, the island was home to loggers, miners and fishermen. Most were Scandinavian immigrants.


The Superior Hiking Trail on the North Shore

Moments in Time: Early Roads of the North Shore

As you travel along highway 61 today, it’s hard to imagine that just over 150 years ago, the only thing connecting Cook County with lower sections of the North Shore was a long, intricate system