LAke of the Woods

Where is the Real Massacre Island?

Where is the Real Massacre Island?Vol. 14 No. 3by Lori Nelson Lake Of The Woods – 1736 On an afternoon in early June, Jean Baptiste LaVerendrye, Father Aulneau, and 19 other men set off from Fort St. Charles in three large canoes. They were headed for Kaministikwia...

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Waiting for Break-up on Lake of the Woods

Waiting for Break-up on Lake of the WoodsVol. 16 No. 3by Peggy O'Flaherty My parents moved to Kenora in 1948 when Dad bought the Bentz Brewery, renamed Lake of the Woods Brewing Company. When the brewery folded he opened Pat’s Stationary and Novelty Shop on Second...

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Did you know?

The Burley Mine was a single shaft gold mine that was sunk into a very small rock outcrop on the lake.  To stabilize the entrance the owners built cribbing around the rock.  The small, perfectly square island remains there to this day.

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