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Last Pillager Gap series set Tuesday

Sylvan Town Hall sign
Sylvan Town Hall

PILLAGER -- The final presentation in a series of six titled “History In Our Back Yard” will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Sylvan Town Hall, 12956 24th Ave. SW, Pillager.

Jeremy Jackson will present about the Gull River Lumber Co.

“In its day one of the most up-to-date mills in Minnesota, the Gull River Lumber Company had a huge impact on the population growth on the area as it stripped a large area of the virgin timber,” organizers stated in a news release. “(It was) located on the Gull River on the south side of Highway 210, which currently now is underwater, flooded by the Sylvan Dam. In its short life in the 1880s and ‘90s, this mill had an impact on the growth of Sylvan, Pillager and the surrounding area with much of the lumber heading west to build the treeless Red River Valley.”

The series is presented by Sylvan Township and Pillager School Community Education.

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