Near Duluth in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Enger Observation Tower
Bert J. Enger
1864 – 1931
Native of Norway
Citizen of Duluth
From Common Laborer to Merchant Prince, he demonstrated in his own life that America is a land of opportunity for the immigrant, and that her civilization is enriched by his citizenship.
In his life time, by a very generous gift, he enabled the City of Duluth to acquire and develop the land adjacent to this tower as a park and golf course for the enjoyment of future generations, and at his death bequeathed two-thirds of his estate to the people of Duluth.
Hereabout, in his life time, he spent leisure hours in admiration of the panorama of Duluth and its environs which you now may see from this tower.
In recognition of his devotion and generosity, the people of Duluth elected him to their Hall of Fame and will always cherish his memory.
Dedicated June 15, 1939, by Olav, Crown Prince of Norway.
Erected 1939 by Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of Norway.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is June 15, 1865.
Location. 46° 46.554′ N, 92° 7.477′ W. Marker is near Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker can be reached from Enger Tower Drive, 0.2 miles east of Enger Park Cutoff, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in Enger Park at the tower. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rotary Club of Duluth 100th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); Japanese Peace Bell Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duluth Japanese Peace Bell Garden (about 300 feet away); Ohara Peace Bell (about 400 feet away); Rice's Point (about 700 feet away); Duluth-Superior Harbor (approx. half a mile away); Priley Fountain / Duluth Civic Center (approx. one mile away); Albert Woolson (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
Regarding Enger Observation Tower. This 80 foot tall stone tower on top of Enger Hill rises a total of 531 feet above the surface of Lake Superior. The tower offers panoramic views of Central Duluth, the Duluth-Superior Harbor, the North Shore, and the western tip of Lake Superior.
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