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Near Carlton in Carlton County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Josiah B. Scovell

 
 
Josiah B. Scovell Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
1. Josiah B. Scovell Marker
Inscription. One half mile south of this point lie three islands, known as numbers 1, 2, & 3, in the St. Louis River, which were settled by Josiah Boardman Scovell, original U.S. patentee in 1881, who retained ownership for the balance of his life.

Islands donated as part of Jay Cooke State Park by Edith Scovell on Nov. 18, 1944 in memory of her father.

–1957–

 
Erected 1957.
 
Location. 46° 39.215′ N, 92° 21.119′ W. Marker is near Carlton, Minnesota, in Carlton County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 210 3.9 miles east of State Highway 45, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Jay Cooke State Park; vehicle permit (fee) required. Marker is along a walking trail near the rustic picnic grounds southeast of Forbay Lake. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 East State Highway 210, Carlton MN 55718, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry C. Hornby (here, next to this marker); Geology of Minnesota (here, next to this marker); Fond du Lac – Minnesota (approx. 3.5 miles away); Fond du Lac
Josiah B. Scovell Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
2. Josiah B. Scovell Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Gonyea, Verville and National Guardsmen Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away); Engine 225 (approx. 8.6 miles away); Minnesota’s Seaport / Welcome to Minnesota (approx. 8.7 miles away); Geology of Duluth Harbor (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlton.
 
Also see . . .  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Jay Cooke State Park. (Submitted on March 24, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Josiah B. Scovell Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
3. Josiah B. Scovell Marker
[2nd marker from left]
St. Louis River image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
4. St. Louis River
St. Louis River image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
5. St. Louis River
Oldenburg Point Overlook
Nearby J. Rodney Paine Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
6. Nearby J. Rodney Paine Plaque
[left of Josiah B. Scovell marker]
J. Rodney Paine Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
7. J. Rodney Paine Plaque
The State of Minnesota recognizes J. Rodney Paine first superintendent of Jay Cooke State Park 1913 - 1931 for his contributions to the development of public parks.
Ant Mound Sign in Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
8. Ant Mound Sign in Park
[near River Inn Visitor Center]
BIG ant houses! image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
9. BIG ant houses!
The dirt mounds you see around you are the homes of wood ants also called Formica ants. Each colony can house thousands of ants. It can last for many decades. The colony is able to multiply when one of the fertile queens, surrounded by part of the female worker force, walks to a new nest site and builds another mound. This newly made mound still remains as part of the original colony and is connected through trails. Help protect our ants by not throwing rocks and sticks at them or their home.
Jay Cooke State Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 11, 2011
10. Jay Cooke State Park
Minnesota State Highway 210
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 24, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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