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

50th Anniversary of First Shipment of Iron Ore From Minnesota

1884 - 1934

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2014
1. 50th Anniversary of First Shipment of Iron Ore From Minnesota Marker
Inscription.

In commemoration of the
50th anniversary of the first shipment
of iron ore from the State of Minnesota,
through the port of Two Harbors
and
to the memory of those men
of vision and courage,
who promoted the
Duluth & Iron Range Railroad Co.,
this memorial is dedicated

"They builded better than they knew."

 
Erected 1934.
 
Location. 47° 1.264′ N, 91° 40.248′ W. Marker is in Two Harbors, Minnesota, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street (County Route 20) and 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Thomas Owens Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Two Harbors MN 55616, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Owens Memorial Park (here, next to this marker); John Dwan Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I German Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Duluth and Iron Range Depot (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Yellowstone Mallet #229
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2014
2. 50th Anniversary of First Shipment of Iron Ore From Minnesota Monument
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Locomotive #3 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hand Car, Velocipede, Sleigh, Station Wagon (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Two Harbors.
 
Also see . . .
1. Explore Minnesota: Iron Ore. (Submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Mining in Minnesota. (Submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Minnesota's Vermillion Iron Range Mining Activity & Towns (through 1922). (Submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Missabe Railroad Historical Society. (Submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway. (Submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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50th Anniversary of First Shipment of Iron Ore From Minnesota Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2014
3. 50th Anniversary of First Shipment of Iron Ore From Minnesota Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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