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  • Keywords
    • Pass Lake,
    • Danish immigration,
    • Local history,
    • Pioneers,
    • Homesteading,
    • Rural life,
    • Danish traditions

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The Rugged Danish Settlement
Pass Lake 100 Years
by Pass Lake Historical Society

In 1924, Sibley and McTavish Townships were set aside for settlement by Danish homesteaders. They were eager to take advantage and the opportunity to own land in this new country. The Danish immigrants underwent great trials to clear the land for farming and build houses in the region. Despite many hardships and setbacks due to fires and the economy, the clearings and buildings emerged. Logging in the area became a main source of income along with farms and the well known strawberry farms. As the settlers began to realize their dreams, the colony started to thrive, thus establishing the community of Pass Lake. This being our 100 year celebration, it is the goal of the Pass Lake Historical Society that we commemorate this occasion by compiling stories from our early pioneers to the present. We acknowledge where we started and continue to embrace as we move forward in the future. This community has roots, even though many have moved away they hold this “Rugged Danish Settlement” deep in their heart.

The Pass Lake Historical Society was established in 1983. Our goals and objectives are to continue to discover, collect and distribute material which may help to establish, illustrate or define the history of Pass Lake and area. We work together with other community organizations and individuals on projects, fundraisers and events and provide information, knowledge and materials. Preserving, sharing photo and document images is a priority. To this end it will help the community grow into its future.


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