Near Duluth in St. Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
[Seals of the State of Minnesota Department of Highways and The Minnesota Historical Society]
Erected 1959 by the Minnesota Department of Highways and Minnesota Historical Society. (Marker Number SL-DUT-002.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
Location. 46° 54.051′ N, 91° 53.955′ W. Marker is near Duluth, Minnesota, in St. Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of State Touch for map. Marker is at a small roadside parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55804, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buchanan (approx. 5 miles away); The Arthur V. Rohweder Memorial Highway (approx. 6 miles away); The Skyline Parkway (approx. 6.7 miles away); Glensheen, A Family Legacy (approx. 9.2 miles away); Boat House and Pier (approx. 9.3 miles away); Minnesota's Oldest Concrete Pavement (approx. 10.2 miles away); The History of the Duluth Rose Garden (approx. 11.1 miles away); Leif Erikson (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
More about this marker. The French River was originally called Angwassago zibi, an Ojibwe word meaning "Floodwood River." It was known to early French explorers as "Riviere des Francais" or French River.
The marker was erected under a cooperative program of the Minnesota Department of Highways and the Youth Conservation Commission. The labor consisted primarily of youth on parole or probation from the Red Wing Correctional Facility.
Also see . . . Minnesota Department of Transportation. Historic Roadside Development (Submitted on June 26, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 824 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.