The Pigeon River is the U.S. border with Canada, which is on the right side of this image. Grand Portage is near the mouth of the Pigeon. The post there was the beginning of journeys into western Canada for traders who were primarily French. They started by manually carrying imports from Europe and Montreal around High Falls. The route was about eight miles. Once they got past this area, there was a massive system of rivers for carrying goods to Native Americans for furs and the like. It was big business, because these furs were in high demand in Europe.
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Northern Minnesota, Grand Portage, Grand Marais, Two Harbors, Duluth, MN
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