Near Duluth in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
[Seals of the State of Minnesota Department of Highways and The Minnesota Historical Society]
Erected 1959 by the Minnesota Department of Highways and Minnesota Historical Society. (Marker Number SL-DUT-002.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Minnesota Historical Society series list.
Location. 46° 54.051′ N, 91° 53.955′ W. Marker is near Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 61 and Ryan Road (County Highway 50), on the right when traveling north on State Highway 61. Marker is at a small roadside parking area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buchanan (approx. 5 miles away); The Arthur V. Rohweder Memorial Highway (approx. 6 miles away); The Skyline Parkway (approx. 6.7 miles away); Glensheen, A Family Legacy (approx. 9.2 miles away); Boat House and Pier (approx. 9.3 miles away); Minnesota's Oldest Concrete Pavement (approx. 10.2 miles away); The History of the Duluth Rose Garden (approx. 11.1 miles away); Leif Erikson (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
More about this marker. The French River was originally called Angwassago zibi, an Ojibwe word meaning "Floodwood River." It was known to early French explorers as "Riviere des Francais" or French River.
The marker was erected under a cooperative program of the Minnesota Department of Highways and the Youth Conservation Commission. The labor consisted primarily of youth on parole or probation from the Red Wing Correctional Facility.
Also see . . . Minnesota Department of Transportation. Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory. (Submitted on June 26, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 978 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.