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Grand Portage in Cook County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Naming This Place

 
 
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By Connor Olson, September 5, 2019
1. Naming This Place Marker
Inscription.  The Grand Portage, or "the great carrying place, Gichi Onigamiing, has been a meeting point for centuries: it was part of an extensive Native American trading network well before the first French trader arrived in 1731. Though the French formally ceded the territory to the British in 1759, English was rarely heard before the 1790s.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Grand Portage Band of the Superior Chippewa.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 47° 57.637′ N, 89° 41.178′ W. Marker is in Grand Portage, Minnesota, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from Mill Creek Road 0.6 miles north of Marina Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 170 Mill Creek Road, Grand Portage MN 55605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Warehouse for Furs, Trade Goods, and Now—Canoes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Voyageurs at Grand Portage (about 500 feet away); North West Company Depot (about
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600 feet away); The Birchbark Canoe (about 600 feet away); The North West Company (about 600 feet away); North West Company Fur Press (about 700 feet away); Guard the Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Grand Portage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Portage.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
 
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Mar. 5, 2021