Next ‘History In Our Back Yard’ set in Pillager
PILLAGER -- The third presentation of a series of six titled “History In Our Back Yard” will 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Sylvan Town Hall, 12956 24th Ave. SW, Pillager.
Mike North will discuss the first non-native settlers in the “Pillager Gap.” North's previous talk dealt with the first inhabitants, some of the conflicts between rival nations, and some of the traces left behind in backyards. Now the plot thickens with the introduction of missionaries, fur traders, miners, loggers and farmers. Mike will take attendees from about 1800 through 1870 and the establishment of the first towns in the area, a news release stated. Subsequent talks for the remainder of the series will be on the Red River Ox Cart Trails, the Uprising of 1862, and the Gull River Lumber Company.
The series is presented by Sylvan Township and Pillager School Community Education.