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Near Knife River in Lake County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Buchanan

 
 
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By Keith L, June 12, 2011
1. Buchanan Marker
Inscription. This town site, named after President Buchanan, was laid out in October 1856. From September 1857 until May 1859 the place though little less than wilderness, was the seat of the U.S. Land Office for the Northeastern District of Minnesota. After the removal of the land office the settlement disappeared.

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

 
Erected 1940 by the State of Minnesota Department of Highways and Minnesota Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 56.091′ N, 91° 48.311′ W. Marker is near Knife River, Minnesota, in Lake County. Marker is on North Shore Drive (County Highway 61) 0.8 miles south of Old North Shore Road (County Road 290), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at a roadside parking area along the shore of Lake Superior. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5878 North Shore Drive, Knife River MN 55609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Arthur V. Rohweder Memorial Highway (approx. 1.1 miles away);
Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
2. Buchanan Marker
Clifton–French River (approx. 5 miles away); Agate Bay Commercial Fishing Village (approx. 8.6 miles away); Two Harbors Breakwater (approx. 8.6 miles away); Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Yellowstone Mallet #229 (approx. 8.6 miles away); Two Harbors Light Station (approx. 8.6 miles away); Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Locomotive #3 (approx. 8.6 miles away); First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
3. Buchanan Marker
Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
4. Buchanan Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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