Dorothy Molter Cabins - Ely, Minnesota
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 47° 54.155 W 091° 50.016
15T E 587171 N 5306131
Quick Description: These cabins were located within 800 feet of the Canadian border an island on Knife Lake and were the home of Dorothy Molter, "The Rootbeer Lady"
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2006 6:23:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMHBB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Brendano
Views: 112

Long Description:

Dorothy Molter lived on Isle of Pines on Knife Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for 56 years, until her death in 1986. She had been granted life rights to remain in the wilderness area. She was visited by as many as 6,000 to 7,000 people a year. Dorothy's homestead was dismantled in 1987 as was required by law. The cabins were transported piece by piece by dogsled and snowmobile to Moose Lake, and then on to downtown Ely. Where volunteers restored two of her cabins.

Though the buildings were located just inside the United States when they were dismantled they were at least temporary in Canada as they were moved by dogsled and snowmobile along the border lakes and rivers. 

To read more about Dorothy Molter and her life on the Isle of Pines check here.

How it was moved: Disassembled

Type of move: Region to Region

Building Status: Museum

Original Location: Not listed

Related Website: Not listed

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