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

The Arthur V. Rohweder Memorial Highway

 
 
The Arthur V. Rohweder Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
1. The Arthur V. Rohweder Memorial Highway Marker
Inscription. So designated by the Minnesota State Legislature and enacted into State Law, April 20, 1961.

In recognition of the eminent leadership and outstanding contributions of Arthur V. Rohweder to the achievement by Minnesota of notable success and national prominence in all areas of accident prevention work.

Serving as Superintendent of Safety and Welfare for the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company for forty-two years; as one of the founders, and President of the Minnesota Safety Council for twenty-five years; as First National President of the Veterans of Safety in 1941; as Vice-President and Member of the Board of Directors of the National Safety Council for twenty-four years; and as Safety Consultant to eight Governors of Minnesota, Arthur V. Rohweder was dedicated to the cause of saving lives and eliminating sorrow and suffering attendant upon all types of accidents, and he worked unselfishly and tirelessly toward that end.

This Highway is so named in his honor.

Dedicated - August, 1965

Veterans of Safety D. M. & I. R. Railway Company Minnesota Safety Council

 
Erected 1965 by the Veterans of Safety, D. M. & I. R. Railway Company, Minnesota Safety Council.
 
Location.
The Arthur V. Rohweder Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
2. The Arthur V. Rohweder Memorial Highway Marker
46° 56.849′ N, 91° 47.508′ W. Marker is near Knife River, Minnesota, in Lake County. Marker is on West 5th Street 0.2 miles south of Central Avenue (County Road 103), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at a wayside near Mile 18 of State Highway 61. Marker is in this post office area: Knife River MN 55609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buchanan (approx. 1.1 miles away); Clifton–French River (approx. 6 miles away); Agate Bay Commercial Fishing Village (approx. 7.5 miles away); Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Yellowstone Mallet #229 (approx. 7.5 miles away); Two Harbors Breakwater (approx. 7.5 miles away); Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Locomotive #3 (approx. 7.6 miles away); First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine (approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Minnesota Statutes. Arthur V. Rohweder Highway. (Submitted on June 27, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
The Arthur V. Rohweder Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
3. The Arthur V. Rohweder Memorial Highway Marker
The Arthur V. Rohweder Memorial Highway image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
4. The Arthur V. Rohweder Memorial Highway
The wayside is at the end of the road at the left side of the photo; State Highway 61 is at the right side of the photo.
Stairway by Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
5. Stairway by Marker
This stairway, to the French River, is to the right of the marker.
French River by Stairway image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
6. French River by Stairway
The bridge for Highway 61 can be seen in the distance.
Poster by River image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
7. Poster by River
Tips for Proper Catch-and-Release
by Lake Superior Steelhead Association
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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