Discover the Ghost Town of Lake Itasca

July 02, 2021

Now an abandoned dream, in 1903 the community of Lake Itasca revolved around the bustling store built by Theodore and Johanna Wegmann. Local residents and park tourists gathered to buy supplies and visit. Feel free to stop by at your leisure to learn more about the people and places of the Lake Itasca community between 1 and 2 p.m. Friday, July 2. The program will be outside the Wegmann Store Site (located in the Picnic Grounds near the Lakeside Museum). Masks are encouraged for unvaccinated visitors. For more information, contact Connie Cox at 218-699-7251 or by email at