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a body of water surrounded by trees

After big Vic and the rest of the voyageurs ceased the fur trade in the area now known as voyageurs National Park there was another influx of Europeans to the area, there was a gold rush. Beginning in the 1890s people made their way from Duluth, Ely and eventually made it to the shores of Crane Lake where they would hop aboard a steamer to Kettle Falls and eventually end up in the gold fields on and around dry weed Island and at Rainy Lake City. These miners faced very difficult conditions harsh Winters and eventually the Gold Rush ended because of the low grade ore and a bad gold market. Today you can see and hear about the history of the gold rush and evidence of it in voyageurs National Park on a voyageurs Outfitters boat tour. Check out voyageurs for more information.

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