1907

The Virginia and Rainy Lake Lumber Co. pushed the railroad to Orr bringing thousands of men, many immigrants to work in the surrounding forests.  The VRL Lumber Co. was the largest on earth producing on average a million board feet of lumber a day seven days a week.  Production on such a vast scale required an enormous supply of virgin white and red pine harvesting a total of four billion board feet over a 20 year period.  With the influx of rowdy lumberjacks, Orr was very rough and tumble; public drunkenness, fights, murders, gambling and prostitution were all part of the lawless area.

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Pelican Lake August Fishing Report

Fishing has been great this summer, especially for walleyes. There have been several reports of folks who have never caught a walleye before finding multiple walleyes and big trophy walleyes! Leeches and Night crawlers are...
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Pelican Lake Ice Fishing Report

Happy holidays to everyone! We are hoping you are staying warm and healthy and excited for the winter sports season! With approximately 8 inches of ice on Pelican Lake we are ready to see if...
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Pelican Lake Fishing Report

Late July into early August can be a slow time with the warmest water temperatures seen all year. Warm water usually slows activity as the fish become more lethargic. An abundance of food in the...