Businesses in Pequot Lakes these days benefit greatly from the summer tourist trade, but that hasn’t always been the economic emphasis of the town. In the early days, the main endeavor was logging and the lakes were used for moving rafts of logs to mills on Gull Lake and Brainerd. Those were not the days of lake oriented recreation. There were no power boats, no water skis, no resorts or cabins “up at the lake." Times were so different then. Even into the 1930s, roads were woefully inadequate to accommodate traffic that wasn’t absolutely necessary.
The intent of Women’s History Month is to make people aware of the contribution women make to the world they live in. Overall, their contribution has been important and valuable, but oftentimes unheralded.