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Hibbing in St. Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

George R. Stuntz

 
 
George R. Stuntz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 28, 2007
1. George R. Stuntz Marker
Inscription. Born in Pennsylvania, 1820; Died in Duluth, 1902.

First permanent settler. In 1852 resided and traded on Minnesota Point. Government surveyor. Discovered iron ore before 1870 on Vermilion. Discovery of Missabe Range followed in 1890. Built Vermilion Trail. Forest ranger, ferryman, canoeist, guide, interpreter, observer, essayist and discoverer. He died poor, after having led many to riches. The Township of Stuntz, which includes Hibbing, was named in honor of him.
 
Erected 1935 by the Hibbing First Settlers’ Association and the people of Hibbing.
 
Location. 47° 24.114′ N, 92° 56.508′ W. Marker is in Hibbing, Minnesota, in St. Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue East and Hematite Street, on the right when traveling south on 1st Avenue East. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hibbing MN 55746, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Finnish Pioneers (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Abiding Love (approx. 0.9 miles away); The “Hup” (approx. 2.5 miles away); Birthplace of Greyhound Lines (approx. 2.5
George R. Stuntz Monument image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 28, 2007
2. George R. Stuntz Monument
miles away); Train Depot / Street Car Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Finnish Workers Hall (approx. 3 miles away); Moving the Town (approx. 3 miles away); Business District (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hibbing.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,795 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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