Township History

“Before the birth of White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights, Gem Lake, or North Oaks, there was White Bear Township - a 36 square mile stretch of land that included them all.”

-Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 2, 2008

History in Pictures

For over 150 years, the people of White Bear Township have marked the passage of time through their accomplishments and tribulations. Settled in the 1840s and formally organized in 1858, White Bear Township has a rich history recorded both in documents and in the images of the day.