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Kek trail Bridge
Bridge on Kekekabic Trail

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area has a rich, interesting history. Including attempts to keep the area open to lodges, cabins, and extensive motorized travel. One individual attempted to include dams in many areas of the Wilderness many years ago. One of the BWCA's most controversial times came in 1978, when the BWCA Wilderness Act was put into force. Sigurd Olson, an environmental writer of the time, wrote of the feeling of wilderness and its impact upon others. Locals and other visitors were more interested in maintaining the motorized travel and other amenities that had been allowed in the BWCA. Since 1978, other acts have been put into place and are under debate still today. Enjoy the Boundary Waters, and learn more about its history!

Recommended Reading:  

The Boundary Waters Wilderness Ecosystem Miron "Bud" Heinselman

Troubled Waters: The Fight for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness by Kevin Proescholdt 


An outline of Boundary Waters Canoe Area History

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