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Near Pine City in Pine County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

A Good Place for Beaver

— North West Company Fur Post —

 
 
A Good Place for Beaver Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, September 2, 2022
1. A Good Place for Beaver Marker
Inscription.  

The Snake River area was a good habitat for beaver, as well as for fish and other animals.
Beaver pelts were the prize of the fur trade—the animals' soft undercoat was ideal for processing into felt for fashionable hats. But the beaver population along the Snake River soon began to decline. In 1804, Sayer's trappers brought in only one-third as many pelts as a post upriver had collected the year before.
 
Erected by Minnesota Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
 
Location. 45° 49.298′ N, 93° 0.708′ W. Marker is near Pine City, Minnesota, in Pine County. Marker can be reached from Voyageur Lane. The marker is at the Snake River Fur Post (fee area), on the Snake River Trail behind the reconstructed trading post. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12551 Voyageur Lane, Pine City MN 55063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Do-It-Yourself Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Fur Trade Highways
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Wild Rice (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Snake River Trail (about 400 feet away); Maple Trees (about 400 feet away); Pine City (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Great Hinckley Fire (approx. 13.8 miles away); The Hinckley Fire (approx. 14.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pine City.
 
A Good Place for Beaver Marker along the Snake River Trail at the Snake River Fur Post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, September 2, 2022
2. A Good Place for Beaver Marker along the Snake River Trail at the Snake River Fur Post
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2022, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2022, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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