St. Louis River at Hudson’s Bay Company

St Louis River at Hudson Trading 1907

OneRiverMN-Logo-FC-BadgeThis postcard, sent from Hibbing on Sept. 9, 1907, to Miss Hanna Backman of Ironwood, Mich., depicts, a “scene on the St. Louis River” in Duluth’s Fond du Lac neighborhood, “where the Hudson Bay Co. established a trading post about the year 1640.”

The Hudson’s Bay Company in general, however, wasn’t founded until 1670, so, as usual, take postcard caption information for what it is worth.

Anyone who is able to translate the message on the back of the postcard will receive 10 internet awesomeness points.

St Louis River at Hudson Trading 1907 back

1 Comment


about 8 years ago

"Ditto ditto and likewise,
Greetings on some long paths 
from your angular knees 
in Hibbing.   A.S."

yeah, I hope it really says that. but someone who actually speaks Swedish might make more sense of it.

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