Minnesotan's Odd Team, Edward Crossman of Ely,MN., in the 1906 broke in these 2 moose calves to drive a sleigh around. They were found at Bear Island Lake, their mother had been killed by Indians. The calves were found by a trapper and his dog who in turn sold them to Mr Crossman. Mr. Crossman obtained a permit from the governor of Minnesota in 1906 to keep them. We kinda wonder how the first guy was able to sell them without a permit, but oh, well... Swamp Donkies is a piece of Ely, Minnesota history brought to life on canvas from the iconic black & white image of the day.
December 12th, 2017
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