steamboat in a Lock between the Pelican River and Lake Sallie

Steamboat on the Pelican River

A westbound steamboat on the Pelican River, about to descend to Lake Sallie via Dunton Locks, 1911.

photograph of a steamboat going through a lock on the Pelican River

Steamboat at the locks at Bucks Mill

Steamboat about to enter the lock at Bucks Mill on the Pelican River, c.1910.

Steamboat at Shoreham dock

A steamboat at Shoreham dock on the Pelican River, c.1910.

photograph of steamboat at a dock surrounded by passengers

A steamboat docks at Shoreham

A steamboat at Shoreham dock on the Pelican River, c.1910.

photograph of two boats on a river

Steamboat on the Pelican River at Shoreham

Looking north at a staemboat on the Pelican River at Shoreham, with Lake Sallie in the distance, 1910

photograph of small steamboat passing under a bridge

A steamboat on the Pelican River

A steamboat on the Pelican River as it passes under a bridge just west of Detroit Lake (seen in the distance), 1910.

Pelican Valley Navigation Company

Flowing out of Detroit Lake to the southwest, short segments of the Pelican River connect a string of five large lakes and two small ones. From 1889 to 1918, steamboats, launches, and a system of locks and channels connected this chain of lakes, which stretches twelve miles southwest from the town of Detroit Lakes.

photograph of motorette operating streetcar

Elizabeth Pederson at the controls of a streetcar

Motorette Elizabeth Pederson at the controls of a streetcar at East Side Station, University Avenue and First Avenue NE, Minneapolis, December 4, 1950. Pederson retired in 1973.

Photograph of motorette boarding a streetcar

Motorette Helen Murphy

Motorette Helen Murphy, St. Paul, 1946.

photograph of three uniformed motorettes

Motorettes Marie Hagen, Bernice Nelson, and Verna Fox

Motorettes Marie Hagen (left), Bernice Nelson, and Verna Fox at Lake Street Station, Twenty-first Avenue South and Lake Street, Minneapolis, 1945.

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