Two Harbors in Lake County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
50th Anniversary of First Shipment of Iron Ore From Minnesota
1884 - 1934
50th anniversary of the first shipment
of iron ore from the State of Minnesota,
through the port of Two Harbors
to the memory of those men
of vision and courage,
who promoted the
Duluth & Iron Range Railroad Co.,
this memorial is dedicated
"They builded better than they knew."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 47° 1.264′ N, 91° 40.248′ W. Marker is in Two Harbors, Minnesota, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street (County Route 20) and 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 6th Street. Marker is in Thomas Owens Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Two Harbors MN 55616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Owens Memorial Park (here, next to this marker); John Dwan Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I German CannonDuluth and Iron Range Depot (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Yellowstone Mallet #229 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Locomotive #3 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hand Car, Velocipede, Sleigh, Station Wagon (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Two Harbors.
Also see . . .
1. History of Mining in Minnesota. (Submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway. (Submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.