Range History

The BPOE was founded 150 years ago

RANGE HISTORY: EVELETH ELKS LODGE #1161


Over a century of local community service It all began with the Jolly Corks. Starting as a group of actors and entertainers bent on having fun and avoiding a New York excise tax in 1867 (Sundays were the “dry” day), this convivial group called themselves the Jolly Corks (for a clever trick with corks they performed on the uninitiated to […]

This day in Minnesota history

APRIL 6 1808: John Jacob Astor forms the American Fur Company, headquartered in New York City. It operates trading posts on Rainy River, at Grand Portage and Grand Marais, as well as on Moose, Basswood, Vermillion and Little Vermillion Lakes. The company would exist until 1842. 1851: The first known baptism in the upper Mississippi River occurs in St. Paul. […]

PASSOVER An important, biblically-derived Jewish holiday

Passover 2018 begins in the evening of Friday, March 30 and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 7

The two disciples, Peter and John, are sent to prepare the Passover. Source: Creative Commons/wikimedia.org.Passover or Pesach is an important, biblically derived Jewish holiday. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God f… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Aerial fire detection

Fire spotting in Minnesota’s northland


An Aermotor fire lookout structure design from 1931. Submitted photo.THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY The year was 1894 and weather conditions, including mean averages, despite what we hear in the news, have not changed all that much with the passing of t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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