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Duluth in St. Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fond du Lac

 
 
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By Keith L, June 11, 2011
1. Fond du Lac Marker
Inscription. Fond du Lac was incorporated in 1857 and became a part of the City of Duluth in 1895. This is the site of a major Chippewa Indian settlement from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries and is situated on the early canoe route along the St. Louis River from Lake Superior to Lake Vermillion and the Upper Mississippi. Daniel Graysolon, Sieur du Lhut, visited the site in 1679. The American Fur Company established a trading post in 1817. Louis Cass camped here in 1820 while searching for the source of the Mississippi River, as did Henry R. Schoolcraft in 1826. The Chippewa Indian Treaty, negotiated by Cass, was signed at Fond du Lac in 1826. A branch of the Superior-St. Paul Military Road was built to Fond du Lac about 1856, and the first railroad to reach Duluth – the Lake Superior and Mississippi – was constructed through the settlement in 1870.

Erected by the St. Louis County Historical Society
in cooperation with the Minnesota Highway Department, 1956

[Seals of the State of Minnesota Department of Highways and Minnesota Historical Society]

 
Erected 1956 by the St. Louis County Historical Society and Minnesota Highway Department. (Marker Number SL-DUL-242.)
 
Marker series.
Fond du Lac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 11, 2011
2. Fond du Lac Marker
This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 39.626′ N, 92° 16.369′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in St. Louis County. Marker is on West 3rd Street (State Highway 23) west of 130th Avenue West, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off / roadside parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fond du Lac – Minnesota (approx. ¼ mile away); Josiah B. Scovell (approx. 3.8 miles away); Henry C. Hornby (approx. 3.8 miles away); Geology of Minnesota (approx. 3.8 miles away); Minnesota’s Seaport / Welcome to Minnesota (approx. 5.7 miles away); Geology of Duluth Harbor (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Gate (approx. 5.8 miles away); Gonyea, Verville and National Guardsmen Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Minnesota Department of Transportation. Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory. (Submitted on June 24, 2011.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Fond du Lac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 11, 2011
3. Fond du Lac Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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