“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Angle Inlet in Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

NW Angle & Islands

NW Angle & Islands Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen, June 24, 2011
1. NW Angle & Islands Marker
Inscription.  The Northwest Angle, the northernmost land of the 48 states, owes its existence to Benjamin Franklin, U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary. His negotiations at the Treaty of Paris of 1783 won British acceptance of the border extending from the "most northernwesternmost point" of Lake of the Woods to the Boundary Waters. Despite British opposition later, this original Minnesota northern border stood inviolate. In 1818 a due south line connected to the new 49° latitude western border. Thus the Northwest Angle & Islands were created. Said border also established the "Arrowhead Region" for the U. S. including two of the world's great iron ranges, the Mesabi and the Vermillion.
Erected 2006 by Friends of Franklin, Inc, Philadelphia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
Location. 49° 21.178′ N, 95° 4.91′ W. Marker is in Angle Inlet, Minnesota, in Lake of the Woods County. Marker is at the intersection of Prothero Drive NW (County Road 332) and Birch Drive NW (County Road 332),
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on the right when traveling north on Prothero Drive NW. Located near the Angle Inlet Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Angle Inlet MN 56711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2012, by Allen of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Allen of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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