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Logjam, 1886

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | June 13, 2018

On this day in 1886, a four-mile logjam closed the St. Croix River at Taylors Falls. The jam was so spectacular that excursion trains travel from Duluth to see it.

See more logjam photos in Collections Online.