Quetico-Superior Council records, 1906-1967 (Archival material, 1906) [WorldCat.org]
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Quetico-Superior Council records, 1906-1967

Author: Josiah Hook ChaseF B HubachekCharles A KellyCharles Scott KellyBill MagieAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence, scrapbooks, publications, memoranda, reports, speeches, financial records, clippings, and other materials documenting the history of an organization established in 1928 to work for the preservation of wilderness areas in the Rainy Lake and Pigeon River watersheds of northern Minnesota and Ontario. Some of this area is now part of the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area in
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Genre/Form: Maps
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Named Person: Edward Wellington Backus; Franklin D Roosevelt; Henrik Shipstead; Harold E Stassen; Harry S Truman; Edward Wellington Backus; Franklin D Roosevelt; Henrik Shipstead; Harold E Stassen; Harry S Truman
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Josiah Hook Chase; F B Hubachek; Charles A Kelly; Charles Scott Kelly; Bill Magie; Sigurd F Olson; Chester S Wilson; Frederick S Winston; Paul Clement; Ernest C Oberholtzer; Sewell T Tyng; Quetico-Superior Council.
OCLC Number: 313833068
Description: 65.0 cu. ft. (129 boxes, including 23 volumes, and 1 microfilm reel)

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Correspondence, scrapbooks, publications, memoranda, reports, speeches, financial records, clippings, and other materials documenting the history of an organization established in 1928 to work for the preservation of wilderness areas in the Rainy Lake and Pigeon River watersheds of northern Minnesota and Ontario. Some of this area is now part of the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota and Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario.

The records concern the council's origins, administration, and programs; conservation philosophies and efforts in other parts of the nation; and the dozens of persons in the United States and Canada who worked on behalf of the council's goals, particularly Ernest C. Oberholtzer, Frank B. Hubachek, Charles S. Kelly, Frederick S. Winston, Sigurd F. Olson, Sewell T. Tyng, Lawrence J. Burpee, and Arthur Hawkes.

Included is information on the President's Quetico-Superior Committee; fund raising; publicity; Canadian parks and forests; Superior National Forest; Minnesota state forests; state and federal legislation, particularly the Shipstead-Nolan Act (1930); land acquisition and exchanges; use of the area for resorts, outfitting, hunting, fishing, logging, and waterpower developments; lawsuits by Rainy Lake property owners and the state of Minnesota against the Minnesota and Ontario Paper Company for flood damages; and hearings before the International Joint Commission respecting water levels.

There is also information on animal and plant life; the issues of an airspace ban and road building in the wilderness reaches; controversy over the relocation of trunk highway 61 at Grand Portage; Grand Portage history, the fur trade dock reconstruction there, and Ojibwe Indian reservation land use; relations with Minnesota, United States, and Canadian government agencies; and organizations such as the American Forestry Association, the American Legion, the Izaak Walton League of America, the Minnesota Emergency Conservation Committee, and the Minnesota Wildlife Federation.

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