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Near Shevlin in Clearwater County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Wegmann Store Replica

 
 
Wegmann Store Replica Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2010
1. Wegmann Store Replica Marker
Inscription.  
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.

(photo captions)
• 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: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 47° 14.411′ N, 95° 12.047′ W. Marker is near Shevlin, Minnesota, in Clearwater
Wegmann Store Replica Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2010
2. Wegmann Store Replica Marker
County. Marker can be reached from Park Drive (County Road 38) just north of Itasca Township Road 4, on the left when traveling north. Marker is mounted directly in front of the subject Wegmann Store replica. 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).
 
Wegmann Store (<i>southwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2010
3. Wegmann Store (southwest elevation)
Wegmann Store (<i>northwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2010
4. Wegmann Store (northwest elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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