Near Shevlin in Clearwater County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Wegmann Store Replica
This replica of the original Wegmann Store was built in 1977 as part of an ongoing summer crafts program to demonstrate log cabin construction.
The replica was built by craftsperson Christopher Alpine from Lengby, Minnesota. While the original store was still standing, he carefully measured it. Then using hand tools, he cut and shaped each log for the replica.
The completed structure gives you a good idea of the size and construction characteristics of Mr. Wegmann’s original store.
• Shaping the logs with a broad ax.
• The positioning of the last roof log.
• A hand saw was used to trim the ends of the logs – 1977
Erected 1977 by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division, Interpretive Services.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 47° 14.411′ N, 95° 12.047′ W. Marker is near Shevlin, Minnesota, in Clearwater Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shevlin MN 56676, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Theodore and Johanna Wegmann (here, next to this marker); Patterson's Homestead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Northwest Territory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Search for the Mississippi's Source (approx. 0.4 miles away); Itasca State Park Centennial (approx. half a mile away); Itasca Lake (approx. 3½ miles away); Douglas Lodge (approx. 3.6 miles away).
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