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Book sheds light on North Shore legend John Beargrease

Published 12/07/2008, Duluth News Tribune

Many people know the quick John Beargrease story: The son of an Ojibwe chief who grew up on the North Shore in the 1850s, he started delivering mail by boat, dogsled and foot — and didn’t let up for two decades. Daniel Lancaster, who keeps a vacation home near Silver Bay, wanted to know more.

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