Forest History Center

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Introduction

The Forest History Center brings to life a recreated 1900s-era logging camp and floating cook shack moored on the Mississippi River. The site also includes a 1930s forest ranger's cabin, fire tower, self-guided trails and a visitor center with interactive exhibits about Minnesota’s forests. The Forest History Center is located at 2609 County Road 76, near Highways 169 and 2 in Grand Rapids.

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Forest History Center Images

Forest History Center Images

Forest History Center logging camp

Forest History Center logging camp

Photo by Dan Marshall/Charlie Vaughn, courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society

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Forest History Center fire tower

Forest History Center fire tower

Photo by John Connelly, courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society

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Forest History Center in winter

Forest History Center in winter

Photo by Paul Pluskwik, courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society

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Trying out sawing a log

Photo by Charlie Vaughn, courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society

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Early 1900s Forest Cook Shack, photo by William F. Roleff

Early 1900s Forest Cook Shack, photo by William F. Roleff

Minnesota Historical Society

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Grand Rapids logging camp, 1903

Grand Rapids logging camp, 1903

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