La Pointe, Madeline Island, Lake Superior, Wisconsin.

La Pointe, Madeline Island, Lake Superior, Wisconsin.

La Pointe, Madeline Island, Lake Superior, Wisconsin (c. 1905)

Ramsay Crooks

Ramsay Crooks

Portrait of Ramsay Crooks

The American Fur Company's Fishing on Lake Superior, 1835–1841

In 1834, the American Fur Company established a commercial fishing operation on Lake Superior to supplement the company's profits. The financial panic of 1837 doomed the operation and the company declared bankruptcy in 1842. Commercial fisherman did not have a significant presence on Lake Superior again until the Duluth fishing boom in the 1870s.

Green Giant promotional umbrella

Green Giant promotional umbrella

A promotional Green Giant umbrella, 1968.

Canning peas, Green Giant Company, LeSueur.

Canning peas, Green Giant Company, LeSueur.

Canning peas at the Green Giant factory in La Sueur, c. 1968.

Continuous cookers, Green Giant Company, LeSueur.

Continuous cookers, Green Giant Company, LeSueur.

Continuous cookers at the canning factory, an innovation that saved time in the canning process, c. 1968.

Green Giant doll

Green Giant doll

A promotional Green Giant doll, c. 1963-1967.

Corn huskers at the Minnesota Valley Canning Company, LeSueur.

Corn huskers at the Minnesota Valley Canning Company, LeSueur.

Corn husking at the canning plant, c. 1950.

Stacking cartons of Green Giant peas and corn, Minnesota Valley Canning Company, LeSueur.

Stacking cartons of Green Giant peas and corn, Minnesota Valley Canning Company, LeSueur.

Stacking cartons of Green Giant peas and Niblets corn, 1940.

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