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

The Skyline Parkway

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
1. The Skyline Parkway Marker
Inscription. As you face Lake Superior, you will find that the eastern access to the Skyline Parkway, a 30-mile drive along the rim of the hills overlooking Duluth and Lake Superior, begins here to your right on the left bank of the Lester River. As you proceed north along the river you cross it to your left at Superior Street and then take the first road to your right. You are now on the Seven Bridges Road which follows the Amity Creek. Crossing it seven times before reaching the shoreline of pre-historic Glacial Lake Duluth and the Skyline Parkway, 560 feet above the present level of Lake Superior.

The Amity Creek and Lester River pursue indirect courses through lava formations of the Keweenawan age. The creek beds, while picturesque are relatively recent geologic age compared to the Gabbro outcroppings to the west and north. The prevailing soil is red clay deposited when the waters of Glacial Lake Duluth receded 600 million years ago. Seven Bridges Road, popular with painters and photographers, presents some of Duluth's most frequently reproduced scenes and is a recreation area for both winter and summer sports.

One of a series of Skyline Drive commemorative
plaques erected in 1972 by the Duluth Lions Club
in cooperation with the Duluth Area
Chamber of Commerce Convention &
Visitors Bureau.
The Skyline Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
2. The Skyline Parkway Marker

 
Erected 1972 by the Duluth Lions Club.
 
Location. 46° 50.208′ N, 92° 0.3′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Congdon Boulevard (State Highway 61) east of 61st Avenue East, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is along 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glensheen, A Family Legacy (approx. 2.6 miles away); Boat House and Pier (approx. 2.7 miles away); Minnesota's Oldest Concrete Pavement (approx. 3.6 miles away); The History of the Duluth Rose Garden (approx. 4.5 miles away); Leif Erikson (approx. 4.5 miles away); Jay Cooke (approx. 4.8 miles away); Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial (approx. 5.5 miles away); Trotman Folding Stock Anchor (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Skyline Drive Parkway. (Submitted on July 14, 2011.)
2. Glacial Lake Duluth. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 14, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
The Skyline Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
3. The Skyline Parkway Marker
Lake Superior
The Skyline Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
4. The Skyline Parkway Marker
The Lester River is to the right of the marker.
The Skyline Parkway image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
5. The Skyline Parkway
[westbound]
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By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
6. The Skyline Parkway
[eastbound]
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By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
7. The Skyline Parkway
Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge and Minnesota Point
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By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
8. The Skyline Parkway
Duluth-Superior Harbor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 14, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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