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Category: "History"

February 27, 2020

You might be familiar with Leech Lake as we know it today, but how much do you know about its history? We’ve gathered some interesting facts about Leech Lake to help you learn more!   #1 – It Was Originally Named by the Ojibwe While the lake itself has gone through a few transformations over… More Info

July 30, 2018

The building held a grand opening ball on November 3rd, 1905 where in the years to come, many home talent productions, medicine shows, troops from the Chataugua Circuit, carnivals and dances took place.  The “big deal” was the 10 cent Saturday night silent movies.  The building (front-left) is now occupied by Bill Hansen Realty.  … More Info

June 18, 2018

BF Nelson built a sawmill at the swimming beach and park area in 19006.  The mill was in use until 1922.  The slab burner was dismantled and salvaged for the WWII effort, leaving the circular cement base on the shore.  A local businessman salvaged the bricks for a café and rooming house.  That building still… More Info

Summer is here again in Leech Lake. June 21st, 2018 is Summer Solstice. This is the official first day of Summer and the longest day of the year. Here are a few fun facts about Summer Solstice:   The further north you are, the more sunlight you’ll see during the solstice. Leech Lake is definitely… More Info

April 30, 2018

The Leech Lake muskie Rampage was a two-week fishing extravaganza that began on Saturday, July 16, 1955. The exact number of muskies taken during this period is not known, but at least 163 fish from 18 to 421⁄2 pounds were recorded at Federal Dam alone and the rest of Leech Lake was hopping too. Leech… More Info