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Boundary Waters Canoe Area

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 27, 2022

This photo from 1940 is titled "Leaving Loon Falls portage." Loon Falls is located in the Boundary Water Canoe Area in Cook County, Minnesota.