Pickle-Barrel House, Grand
This larger-than-life pickle barrel,
which recently underwent a
$50,000 restoration, was originally built in 1926 by the Pioneer
Cooperage Company as a summer home for cartoonist William Donahey.
Donahey, the creator of the Chicago Tribune's popular "Teenie Weenie"
cartoon strip, also drew advertisements for pickle-peddlers
Reid-Murdock & Co., who sold their product in a much smaller
version of the barrel you see here. The Grand Marais Historical Society
acquired the property in December 2003, and it was officially listed on
the National Register of Historic Places shortly thereafter. It's
currently open to the public.