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Two Harbors in Lake County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

D&IR Railroad Company Sleigh

 
 
D&IR Railroad Company Sleigh Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2014
1. D&IR Railroad Company Sleigh Marker
Inscription.

This sleigh was used by the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Company to transport officials and employees between Duluth and Two Harbors, from 1882 to 1886, which period of time covered the construction of the road between Two Harbors and the Minnesota mine at Tower, and it's completion into Duluth.
 
Erected by Lake County Historical Society.
 
Location. 47° 1.128′ N, 91° 40.225′ W. Marker is in Two Harbors, Minnesota, in Lake County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 South Avenue, Two Harbors MN 55616, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hand Car, Velocipede, Sleigh, Station Wagon (here, next to this marker); First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine (a few steps from this marker); Ore Car #251, 1884 & Bobber Caboose #22 (#52), 1893 (a few steps from this marker); Duluth and Iron Range Depot (a few steps from this marker); Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Locomotive #3 (a few steps from
D&IR Railroad Company Sleigh and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2014
2. D&IR Railroad Company Sleigh and Marker
this marker); Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Yellowstone Mallet #229 (within shouting distance of this marker); John Dwan Office Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Two Harbors.
 
Regarding D&IR Railroad Company Sleigh. Marker and locomotive are part of the Lake County Historical Society Deport Museum complex.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lake County Historical Society Depot Museum. (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Railway. (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Vermillion Range at History of Mining in Minnesota. (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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