The Lake County Historical Society unveiled an exhibit that tells the story of legendary mail carrier John Beargrease and his hometown of Beaver Bay.
It features an old-fashioned dog sled said to have belonged to Beargrease. The dog sled was returned to the Lake County Historical Society after the Bay Area Historical Society in Beaver Bay closed in August. Accompanying the dog sled on display are a pair of snowshoes handcrafted by John’s father, Chief John Beargrease.
The exhibit also includes updated interpretive material about Beargrease and the history of Beaver Bay. It provides photographs and information about Beargrease’s life in the town, and its history as the oldest settlement in Lake County.
The exhibit is located at the Depot Museum, 520 South Ave., Two Harbors, and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays during the winter. Admission is $5 per person, with free admission for members of the Lake County Historical Society.