The story of “the Pond” in downtown Grand Marais

The story of “the Pond” in downtown Grand Marais

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Most local residents know that an area of downtown Grand Marais has a periodic flooding problem. But what may not be well known is the history of that area. Early photos, maps and paintings of Grand Marais show a body of water called “the Pond.” Over time the role and appearance of the pond changed – from an idyllic spot for wildflowers and recreation to a dumping ground – and the pond was eventually filled in to facilitate an expansion of the downtown area.