History

The world seems pretty dark right now.  Pandemic.  Elections.  Social Media and politics dividing communities and families.

It's at times like these where we need to look to the helpers.  Look to the heroes in our past and in our midst right now. 

Brad Meltzer and Christpher Eliopolous have created a series of books (and a PBS series too!) for kids or for anyone who wants to find some optimism in the world. 

Episode 2: El Pulpo 

What will Victor Power do next? Beaming, yet cautious after an “impossible” victory defending an immigrant miner against a murder charge for winning a pistol duel, Now “Fightin’ Vic” confronts the massive corporation that rules the small village of Hibbing, Minnesota.

We begin this episode in an unexpected place: Mexico. We end with explosions, animals attacking humans, and the rise of Victor Power.

Cecelia Wattles McKeig

Cecelia McKeig has been passionate about local history for as long as she can remember.  She's written several books about area locales such as Remer, Federal Dam, the Bemidji Poor Farm and Bena.  She's currently been working on a book about the history of resorts on Cass Lake that will be published this summer.  Since Covid-19 has changed our lives, she's been entertaining social media fans with her "On the Street Where you Live" posts on the "You might be from Bemidji, MN....." Facebook page.  Sharing interesti

John Bauer

Program 86 The Final Chapter: Assessing the Legacy of the River, the Forests, and the Paper Mill on the Town of Grand Rapids Today

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

John Bauer

Program 85 Charles Blandin's Legacy: A Thriving Paper Mill in the 1960s and '70s; A Sudden and Unexpected Transformation in 1977

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

John Bauer

Program 84:  Charles Blandin's Last Days and Death

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

John Bauer

Program 83: A Difficult Transition in Leadership at the Paper Mill

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

John Bauer

Program 82: Charles Blandin's Declining Health and Its Impact On Paper Mill Business

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

John Bauer

Program 81 Charles Blandin's Secret

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

John Bauer

Program 80: Charles Blandin and His Foundation Search for Purpose and Projects

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

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