Itasca County, MN
123 NE 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2600 • 218-327-2847
"Leech River and the Mississippi above Pokegama flow through immense fields of wild rice, abounding at this season in ducks and geese, which afford capital shooting and the best eating."
This is Grand Rapids in the early 1900's taken at about the location of the present paper mill dam. At the extreme left is the Howe sawmill which housed the first electric generator. In the foreground, work is starting on construction of the dam. The two-story building in the upper right is still standing.