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Hoyt Lakes in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Edmund J. Longyear

The Mesabi Pioneer

 

1890 - 1990

 
Edmund J. Longyear, the Mesabi Pioneer marker image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, July 28, 2017
1. Edmund J. Longyear, the Mesabi Pioneer marker
Inscription. On June 3rd, 1890, E.J. Longyear at this site completed to a depth of 1293 ft., the first diamond drill test hole for iron ore in the state of Minnesota

Dedicated to the memory of Dorthea and Richard P. Longyear
 
Erected 1990.
 
Location. 47° 33.252′ N, 92° 7.196′ W. Marker is in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker is on County Road 666, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. In parking pullout on northeast side of road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6500 County Road 666, Hoyt Lakes MN 55750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Diamond Drill Hole in the State of Minnesota (here, next to this marker); This Piece of Rock (a few steps from this marker); Longyear Drill Site (approx. mile away); Embarrass Co-op (approx. 8.1 miles away); Alma Norha Playhouse (approx. 8.3 miles away); Nelimark Sauna (approx. 8.3 miles away); Apostolic Lutheran Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); Hanka Homestead (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoyt Lakes.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce

 
Edmund J. Longyear marker on left image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, July 28, 2017
2. Edmund J. Longyear marker on left
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2017, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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