Grand Portage, MN & Grasshoppers
Jim tells of how local and international trade in Grand Portage, MN contributed to the state’s history. Grand Portage is located on the north shore of Lake Superior. Also in the show: From 1873-1877, Minnesota’s farms were attacked by grasshoppers. Governor Pillsbury declared a day of prayer. Farmers’ prayers were answered when a sleet storm destroyed the grasshoppers.