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Pine City in Pine County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pine City

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
1. Pine City Marker
Inscription. Plotted in 1869, was named from the Chippewa word "Chengwatana" City of Pines. It was a rough lumberjack town in the early days. From here, logs were floated down the Snake River into the St. Croix River to Stillwater. A rich deposit of copper was discovered here and a $250,000 company was formed which sank some 150-foot shafts. Today, the site of the old copper mine is an interesting drive for visitors and a place for the bass fisherman to try his skill along the river. On Lake Pokegema, three miles west, Rev. Frederick Ayer and others established a Protestant Mission and school for Chippewas in 1836.

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

 
Erected by the Minnesota Department of Highways and Minnesota Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 49.87′ N, 92° 58.169′ W. Marker is in Pine City, Minnesota, in Pine County. Marker can be reached from Main Street North (County Highway 61) south of Northeast 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at a parking area in Riverside
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By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
2. Pine City Marker
Park. Marker is in this post office area: Pine City MN 55063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor Knowles State Forest (approx. 10.1 miles away in Wisconsin); The Great Hinckley Fire (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Pine City. (Submitted on July 2, 2011.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Pine City Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
3. Pine City Marker
The Snake River is to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 3 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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