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Ham Lake Fire – Tenth Anniversary Exhibit

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 12:14pm

This summer the Gunflint Trail Historical Society & Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is planning a special temporary exhibit to be on display in the Museum to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Ham Lake Fire. We are very happy to work with the following organizations on this project; Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway CommitteeGunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service, WTIP radio, and Good Measure Media. We will have additional financial assistance from the Gunflint Trail Association/Visit Cook County, and the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation.

Of course we could not put any of this together without the entire community helping us. The Ham Lake Fire started on May 5, 2007 and burnt over 75,000 acres.

We need your stories or photos to preserve history, if you would like to share for the exhibit you can go to or contact or

After the 2017 season this temporary exhibit will be moved to a permanent location in the Museum to keep the history alive for future viewing.

Anyone with questions or concerns, or difficulty uploading something should contact Sue Weber at; Nancy Seaton at; or Joe Fredrichs at

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