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

Oneota

 
 
Oneota Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2014
1. Oneota Marker
Inscription.

Originally the area below was called Oneota, one of several early towns which survived to form modern Duluth. Oneota was the site of the first sawmill in the region, built in 1855 at the present site of the iron ore docks. Among the early residents of Oneota were Lewis Merritt and his seven sons, known as the "seven iron men", who helped open the Mesabi Range and built one of the first railroads to transport iron ore to Lake Superior docks. At the far right is Morgan Park, former site of a large steel and cement making complex. Built in 1915, Morgan Park was one of the first planned communities in the nation. As one's eye moves eastward one sees Grassy Point; the Lake Superior Paper Company; Minnesota Power Co's Hibbard Power Plant; the Richard Bong Memorial Bridge, Wheeler Field; Wade Municipal Stadium; docks which load pellets and ore onto Lake vessels, a storage yard for taconite pellets; a panorama of St. Louis Bay (Duluth's inner harbor) to Rice's Point and the John A. Blatnik High Bridge; the Outer Harbor; Minnesota Point; and the Aerial Life [sic - Lift] Bridge; Lake Superior and the Enger Memorial Tower.

One of a series of Skyline Drive Commemorative Plaques erected in 1972 by the Duluth Lions Club in cooperation with the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Erected
Oneota Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2014
2. Oneota Marker
St. Louis Bay ore docks visible in distance
1972 by Duluth Lions Club and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Location. 46° 45.819′ N, 92° 9.189′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker is on Skyline Parkway, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at a roadside overlook, between North 27th Avenue and Haines Road (Minnesota 91). Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55806, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rice's Point (approx. 1.6 miles away); Enger Observation Tower (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rotary Club of Duluth 100th Anniversary (approx. 1.6 miles away); Japanese Peace Bell Garden (approx. 1.6 miles away); Duluth Japanese Peace Bell Garden (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ohara Peace Bell (approx. 1.7 miles away); Duluth–Superior Harbor (approx. 2.1 miles away); Albert Woolson (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Duluth.
 
Regarding Oneota. The Lions Club symbol is missing from the top of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Oneota Cemetery. (Submitted on November 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Oneota Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2014
3. Oneota Marker
Looking east
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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