The Legacy of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church is the second segment in an ongoing series called Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa. Built before the turn of the century, the St. Francis Xavier Church has played an important part in the lives of the Ojibwe people who once lived in Grand Marais and Chippewa City, including the family of modern artist George Morrison, whose grandfather was a caretaker of the church.
The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church is maintained by the Cook County Historical Society. Learn more about the church on the CCHS website.
Photos for this series are provided by the Cook County Historical Society.
The series is produced by Staci Lola Drouillard, Grand Marais native of Grand Portage Ojibwe descent, and is intended to honor the people who came before by sharing the views, stories and life experiences of those most often marginalized within the context of American history.
WTIP and Staci Lola Drouillard