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

Longyear Drill Site

 
 
Longyear Drill Site marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, July 28, 2017
1. Longyear Drill Site marker
Inscription.  On May 27, 1890 E.J. Longyear established a tent camp for his crew and himself near the tripod of the drill. He brought his bride to the drill site in September 1890. Constructed on the hill was a two room building made of rough pine boards from a local sawmill. This served both as home and office.

Equipment donated by the following:
Ira D. Odgers - Model H Sullivan drill and churn buck
Harry C. Walker - Steam water pump
Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. - Steam boiler

Thanks to the generous contribution from Richard P. Longyear of California

This site is a designated national and state historic site. All local, state and federal statutes for the protection of this site now apply.
-January 1, 1976
 
Erected 1976 by Iron Range Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is May 27, 1890.
 
Location. 47° 33.456′ N, 92° 7.001′ W. Marker is in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker can be reached from County Road 666. On 1,400-foot-long

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trail from parking area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6500 County Road 666, Hoyt Lakes MN 55750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edmund J. Longyear (approx. ¼ mile away); First Diamond Drill Hole in the State of Minnesota (approx. ¼ mile away); This Piece of Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Embarrass Co-op (approx. 7.9 miles away); Alma Norha Playhouse (approx. 8.1 miles away); Nelimark Sauna (approx. 8.2 miles away); Apostolic Lutheran Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); Hanka Homestead (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoyt Lakes.
 
Longyear Drill Site marker and replica drill rig image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, July 28, 2017
2. Longyear Drill Site marker and replica drill rig
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2017, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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