“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Pine County Minnesota Historical Markers

The Great Hinckley Fire Marker image, Click for more information
By Keith L, September 26, 2007
The Great Hinckley Fire Marker
Minnesota (Pine County), Hinckley — 9 — The Great Hinckley Fire
This Monument is erected by The State of Minnesota under an Act of the Legislature Approved April 7th, A. D. 1899 To the Memory of Four Hundred and Eighteen Men Women and Children who perished in the Great Hinckley Forest Fire of September First A. . . . — Map (db m2802) HM
Minnesota (Pine County), Pine City — Pine City
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 . . . — Map (db m44032) HM
Minnesota (Pine County), Sandstone — Lumbering in Minnesota
Lumbering first arrived in this area in the 1830s, logging the white and red pine stands along the St. Croix River. Sawmills were few and much of the pine lumber was floated down the St. Croix to the Mississippi River and on to other states. Logging . . . — Map (db m5105) HM
Minnesota (Pine County), Sandstone — Sandstone Area Veterans Memorial
In honor and in memory of all men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America — Map (db m12826) HM
Minnesota (Pine County), Willow River — Christopher C. Andrews, Conservation Pioneer
In the 1880's, when General Christopher C. Andrews began urging the state to consider the future of its forested lands, most Minnesotans could not believe that there might ever be a shortage of timber. But by the time of his death in 1922 the vast . . . — Map (db m5288) HM

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