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Pigeon River International Bridge photographs

 Collection
Identifier: S4452

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs of construction of a replacement bridge crossing the Pigeon River in 1930. The black and white pictures depict the initial construction of a temporary bridge, demolition of the old bridge, completion of the new bridge, and demolition of the temporary bridge. There are no negatives.

Dates

  • 1930

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Administrative History:

The Pigeon River is 147 miles north of Duluth, six miles beyond Grand Portage. This river marks the border between the United States and Canada. The name comes from the translation of the Ojibwa name "Omimizibi," which refers to the large numbers of wild pigeons that once lived here. The High Falls of the Pigeon River were impassable for the Voyageurs and the "grand portage" was used to gain access to the waters and land that lay to the northwest. High Falls can only be viewed by crossing into Canada and paying a fee to enter privately owned land.

Extent

47.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of photographs of construction of a replacement bridge crossing the Pigeon River in 1930.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

Photographic History of King's Highway 61

Information about related materials is available at http://www.thekingshighway.ca/PHOTOS/Hwy61photos.htm

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

Title
Guide to the Pigeon River International Bridge photographs
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526