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By Keith L, September 27, 2007
The Emergence of Man Through Steel Marker
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Chisholm — The Emergence of Man Through Steel
They toiled with purpose. These miners of ours... moving tons of iron ore for massive steel towers. This devotion to a nation, they adopted as one, makes the heritage of the iron range foremost 'neath the sun. The legend lives. They were . . . — Map (db m6756) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Albert Woolson
Born February 11, 1847 Watertown, N.Y. Died August 2, 1956 Duluth, Mn. Battery C 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery The Last Union Survivor — Map (db m79050) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Boat House and Pier
Hesperia, the name given to the Congdon's yacht, was a family name. Registered as a yacht in Lloyd's Register of American Yachts, 1911, the Hesperia was constructed of wood with a raised deck design. The boat was powered by an internal . . . — Map (db m26552) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Canal
Very early Duluth felt that future growth would depend on having suitable harbor and dockage. Winter storms wrecked breakwater and docks built outside Minnesota Point. St. Louis Bay offered a protected harbor, but access required a canal be dug . . . — Map (db m2913) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Capstan
Deck capstans were used on sailing ships centuries ago to handle anchor lines on the heaviest of the ship's tackle. This cast iron geared capstan was recovered from the sunken schooner Samuel P. Ely at Two Harbors, Minnesota, where the ship sunk . . . — Map (db m79002) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial
An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak and impossible to remain silent. Elias Clayton • Elmer Jackson • Isaac McGhie On June 15, 1920, following the alleged rape of a young woman, Duluth police locked up a . . . — Map (db m46978) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — SL-DUT-002 — Clifton–French River
Clifton, first townsite surveyed in the United States section of the North Shore, was platted west of the mouth of the French River in 1855. The river was known to early explorers as Riviere des Francais. Rumors of nearby copper deposits resulted . . . — Map (db m43766) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Daniel De Gresolon, Sieur Du Lhut
The near-by canal marks the site of Little Portage on Minnesota Point crossed on June 27, 1679 by Daniel De Gresolon, Sieur Du Lhut, a gentleman of the Royal Guard of Louis XIV on his way to explore the Upper Mississippi. — Map (db m2876) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Dedicated to Davis Helberg
In recognition of his non-tiring commitment to the maritime community and service as Duluth Seaway Port Authority executive director for 24 years, 1979-2003. A native of and lifelong resident of Northern Minnesota, Davis began his career as a . . . — Map (db m5584) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Determined MarinerArtist: Richard Salews / Medium: bronze / 1992
Artist Richard Salews shows us a Great Lakes mariner steering his Mackinaw boat on a broad reach perhaps in the late 1800s. The 30-50 foot Mackinaws were used extensively on the lakes before steam and internal-combustion engines appeared. . . . — Map (db m78875) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Duluth Japanese Peace Bell Garden
In 2005, a group of citizens from Duluth and Ohara (now Isumi City), Japan proposed to honor the Sister Cities relationships between our two cities by creating an authentic environment for the Peace Bell placed in Duluth's Enger Park in 1994. . . . — Map (db m78732) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Duluth Union Depot
Completed in 1892 Designed by R.S. Peabody & J.G. Stearns Boston Listed in the National Register of Historic Places 1971 St. Louis County Historical Society ———————— St. Louis . . . — Map (db m79051) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Duluth–Superior Harbor
Duluth-Superior harbor is the westernmost terminus of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the world's most inland seaport. Harbor commerce began when Daniel Greysolon Sieur Du Luht portaged across Minnesota Point in 1679 where the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge . . . — Map (db m4827) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Edgar A. CulbertsonBM1
This plaque is dedicated by the people of Duluth to the memory of a fellow citizen, Coast Guard Boatswains Mate First Class, Edgar A. Culbertson, who on the night of April 30, 1967 gave his life attempting to rescue three teen-age brothers stranded . . . — Map (db m2758) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Enger Observation Tower
To the memory of Bert J. Enger 1864 – 1931 Native of Norway Citizen of Duluth From Common Laborer to Merchant Prince, he demonstrated in his own life that America is a land of opportunity for the immigrant, and that her . . . — Map (db m4807) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Float Copper
This piece of float copper was dredged from the Keweenaw Waterway, Michigan, by the hydraulic dredge "New Jersey"; on May 27, 1932, while working under contract with the United States Engineers Office, Duluth. It was presented to the office by . . . — Map (db m78985) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — SL-DUL-242 — Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac was incorporated in 1857 and became a part of the City of Duluth in 1895. This is the site of a major Chippewa Indian settlement from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries and is situated on the early canoe route along the St. . . . — Map (db m43723) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Fond du Lac – Minnesota
Site of Ojibway Village from earliest known period Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Luth was here in 1679 Astor's American Fur Company established a trading post on this spot about 1817 First Ojibway Treaty in Minnesota made here in 1826 . . . — Map (db m43725) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Glensheen, A Family Legacy
Campus Heritage Marker University of Minnesota Duluth Glensheen, A Family Legacy Glensheen estate was built between 1905 and 1908 for attorney Chester Adgate Congdon, his wife Clara Bannister Congdon and their . . . — Map (db m6603) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Illumination History of the Aerial Lift Bridge
The first lighting was on November 20, 1970, made possible through the contributions of Duluth school children, citizens, business people and visitors. The present dramatic lighting, first seen on July 4, 1987, is made possible through a . . . — Map (db m2883) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Japanese Peace Bell Garden
This garden celebrates Duluth's sister city relationship with Ohara Isumi-City, Japan. THE PEACE BELL During World War II, the Japanese government instructed villages to donate metal to be melted down for ammunition. Ohara Isumi-City . . . — Map (db m78731) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Jay Cooke
Perhaps no individual in the history of Duluth had such a dramatic influence on the port's infant development than Jay Cooke, a Philadelphia financier. Cooke's reign at the Head-of-the-Lakes was brief, but all-encompassing for commercial . . . — Map (db m6379) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Leif Erikson
Leif Erikson Discoverer of America 1000 A. D. sponsored and erected by the Norwegian American League of Duluth, Minnesota and Popular Subscription presented to the City of Duluth, Minnesota August 25, 1956. Designed . . . — Map (db m6323) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Lewis G. Castle
Honoring Lewis G. Castle in recognition of his part as a volunteer leader in gaining the seaway and as the administer of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. The seaway, completed in 1959, represented decades of dreams, . . . — Map (db m2910) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — McDougall Patent Anchor1891
Unique apparatus invented by Duluth's Captain Alexander McDougall for use on his whaleback ships. About fifty appear to have been produced at the American Steelbarge Company Shipyard in Superior. This one was recovered in 1977 from the wreck of . . . — Map (db m79003) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Minnesota's Oldest Concrete Pavement
The streets of this Duluth neighborhood are the first concrete pavements constructed in Minnesota. They were built of portland cement concrete in 1909 and 1910 and ushered in the era of modern roads and streets in the state. A distinctive feature of . . . — Map (db m44081) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Modern Ship Anchor
This Navy-style stockless anchor is the type used on all modern ships and, at 3 tons, it is typical of those carried on 8-10,000 ton freighters. A usual rule of thumb provides that a vessel's anchor chain should be three times the depth of the . . . — Map (db m79001) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Modern Ship Propeller
This propeller wheel is typical of those used to drive Lakes freighters. It measures 14 feet 5 inches in diameter and weighs over 11 tons; being made of a special bronze alloy, its value exceeds 10,000 dollars. The propeller was removed from the . . . — Map (db m78977) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Northwoods Sailors
Department of the Navy • United States of America — Navy Operational Support Center • Duluth, Minnesota May all who pass this memorial recognize the brave men and women who have served in the United States Navy. This memorial stands . . . — Map (db m5818) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Ohara Peace Bell
The following is a translation of the text found on the bell. This bell, The Japan-US Friendship Peace Bell, is a close replica of the bell displayed in Ohara Park in the town of Ohara, Chiba Japan. It was cast in commemoration of the Sister . . . — Map (db m78734) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Oneota
Originally the area below was called Oneota, one of several early towns which survived to form modern Duluth. Oneota was the site of the first sawmill in the region, built in 1855 at the present site of the iron ore docks. Among the early . . . — Map (db m78736) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Priley Fountain / Duluth Civic Center
Priley Fountain In grateful recognition to Joseph C. Priley for his unselfish and dedicated efforts to beautify Duluth July 26, 1970 Duluth Civic Center has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by . . . — Map (db m49827) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Rice's Point
Rice's Point separates Duluth-Superior's outer from it's inner harbor, and is a focal point of Duluth's industrial activity. Many of the city's bridges can be seen, among them the Aerial Lift Bridge to the left, the John A. Blatnik Bridge straight . . . — Map (db m4965) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Rotary Club of Duluth 100th Anniversary
Rotary International • The first Rotary Club was formed in Chicago in 1905 by a young attorney named Paul Harris who desired to discuss areas of common concern with other local business executives. They quickly decided to contribute . . . — Map (db m78749) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — The History of the Duluth Rose GardenRose Tips from the Lake Superior Rose Society
The Duluth Rose Society in Leif Erikson Park initially began as a joint effort between the City and the Duluth Rose Society. First envisioned by Mrs. Ausma Klints, the community garden was created with the help of Mrs. Virginia Sellwood and Mrs. . . . — Map (db m79505) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — The Skyline Parkway
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 . . . — Map (db m44599) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — Trotman Folding Stock Anchor1892
Conventional ship's anchor used from about 1870 to 1910, from the Whaleback steamer Thomas Wilson, sunk a half mile outside Duluth Piers. Recovered in 1973 by the U.S.C.G. Cutter Woodrush with divers Elmer Engman, Dave Anderson, Dan Goman and Paul . . . — Map (db m21027) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Duluth — United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard
The United States Merchant Marine In recognition of those who serve their country in war and peace time to those 250,000 who served in world war II to those 670 who were taken prisoner to those 6,700 plus who gave their lives . . . — Map (db m5433) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Ely — Pioneer Mine
The Pioneer Vermilion Iron Mining Company opened the Pioneer Mine in 1888 and began shipping ore the following year. When Oliver Iron Mining Company leased the Pioneer in 1898, it was producing over 500,000 tons annually. Eventually, it was . . . — Map (db m127860) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Ely — Pioneer Mine A Shaft
The Pioneer Mine began operation in 1888. Shafts No. 1 and No. 2 were abandoned and replaced by vertical A Shaft, which was sunk in 1909 and in 1943 an incline from 8th level to surface was completed. Men, timber for support and equipment were . . . — Map (db m127868) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Embarrass — Alma Norha Playhouse
This log playhouse was constructed about 1902 by Juha Tupanen Norha for nine year old Alma.

Alma, her mother, Maria, and her grandmother, Elizabeth, arrived in Embarrass from Finland in 1901 to join her father, Samuel, at his homestead cabin. . . . — Map (db m107202) HM

Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Embarrass — Apostolic Lutheran Church
Woodsmen and railroaders comprised the sparse population of the Embarrass area until the late 1800s, when a permanent community was established by Finnish immigrants. In 1905, Embarrass Township was incorporated, and the Finnish settlers began to . . . — Map (db m127864) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Embarrass — Embarrass Co-op
The Embarrass Cooperative Association was formed in 1909 by a small group of residents in response to economic insecurity and low prices for their produce. It sold food, supplies, clothing, hardware, and even forest and farm products on behalf of . . . — Map (db m127865) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Embarrass — Hanka Homestead
Times were tough in the life of an immigrant farmer in northeastern Minnesota. Subsistence farming was a way of life that had gone on for centuries in Finland. Immigrants knew what was needed to survive in the harsh climate of the area. All family . . . — Map (db m127866) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Embarrass — Nelimark Sauna
The most characteristic feature of the Finnish homestead is the sauna (pronounced "sow-na"), a place for family and friends to share what they considered to be the "well spring" of life and health. To Finnish homesteaders, the sauna was more than a . . . — Map (db m127862) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Eveleth — A Three-Way Continental Divide
A drop of rain water falling here in the Giants Range, a rare three-way continental divide, may flow either north into icy Hudson Bay, east into the Atlantic Ocean, or south into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. From the north slope of . . . — Map (db m3048) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Eveleth — John Mariucci
A tribute to John Mariucci ATHLETE–COACH–LEADER Who through the force of his unique personality and determination, laid the foundation for the great U. S. Olympic hockey championships. His belief in the . . . — Map (db m2872) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Eveleth — Paul Wellstone Memorial and Historic Site
“Politics is not just about power and money games, politics is about the improvement of peoples lives, about lessening human suffering in our world and bringing about more peace and justice.” Near this site on October 25, . . . — Map (db m2891) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hermantown — Sunrise Memorial Park War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to peace and to man's search for it. ...and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, ...Nation shall not lift up sword against Nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.               . . . — Map (db m43710) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — 170 & 240 Ton Production Trucks
The giant 170 ton production truck in front of you was donated by Hibbing Taconite in 1998. It was originally purchased in 1975 at a price of $451,900 and operated for a total of 110,000 hours or an equivalent of 12.5 continuous years. During the . . . — Map (db m7088) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Birthplace of Greyhound Lines
It was in Hibbing, during 1914, that the Greyhound Bus System, through its predecessor company, first began operation. — Map (db m2756) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Business District
The heart of any city is its business district. In Hibbing, this was on Pine Street and also on Third Avenue. Many varieties of shops were available to satisfy the community's needs. People came from the many small locations and other . . . — Map (db m5145) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Carnegie Library
This library was donated to Hibbing by Andrew C. Carnegie. Mr. Carnegie was a financier who made his fortune in steel. The library was finer than many in larger cities. It had all the major books available at the time. When the building . . . — Map (db m5184) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Congdon McIntyre Building402 Howard Street
Constructed as a “new business center”, the Congdon-McIntyre Building housed “31 spacious, well-lighted and ventilated offices and rooms equipped with all modern conveniences.” Pharmacists Congdon and McIntyre relocated their . . . — Map (db m126664) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Donald Kozlik MemorialStatue of Liberty Replica
Dedicated to Donald Kozlik For service beyond the call of duty as a Boy Scout and soldier of his country. His Boy Scout good turn included five years daily service to a blind man, 1946-1951. He served with the U.S. Army from 1951 . . . — Map (db m126666) HM WM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Early Finnish Pioneers
1892. Dedicated to the memory of the early Finnish pioneers who helped to build this community. The Minnesota Finnish-American Historical Society, Chapter 14, Hibbing, Minnesota. 1957 — Map (db m3108) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Finnish Workers Hall
The Finnish people were one of the first ethnic groups to arrive in this area in the late 1890's and early 1900's. They built this building on this site in 1909. It was used for stage plays, dances and other social events put on for the Finnish . . . — Map (db m5144) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Frank Hibbing
Frank Hibbing was a German immigrant who came to Minnesota from Wisconsin, arriving on the Mesaba Range in 1892. He had heard that iron ore was discovered in Mt. Iron in 1890. He recognized the possibilities of iron ore further to the west. . . . — Map (db m5146) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — George R. Stuntz
Born in Pennsylvania, 1820; Died in Duluth, 1902. First permanent settler. In 1852 resided and traded on Minnesota Point. Government surveyor. Discovered iron ore before 1870 on Vermilion. Discovery of Missabe Range followed in 1890. Built . . . — Map (db m2840) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Haulpak Production Truck Tires
Tires displayed here were for the 170 and 240 ton capacity production mine trucks used at Hibbing Taconite Company immediately to the north of this view site. The tires for the 170-ton trucks are mounted on wheels that are 4.25 feet in diameter . . . — Map (db m27363) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Hibbing City HallNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m126665) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Hill of Three Waters or the Triple Divide
A triple point, or triple divide, is the place where two continental divides intersect and water drains into three different watersheds. Five widely-recognized triple divides exist in the United States, including: Triple Divide Peak, Montana, The . . . — Map (db m27715) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Hull-Rust Mahoning Mine Pit Overlook
Immediately to the north and extending approximately 3½ miles east to west is the open pit known as the Hull-Rust Mahoning Mine, begun in 1895. In fact, over the past 100 years of mining here, more than thirty separate mining companies have . . . — Map (db m6776) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine
It has been called the “Grand Canyon of the North”—a fitting title for the world’s largest open pit iron mine. The Hull-Rust-Mahoning pit actually began as separate mines, named for their owners, first dug in 1895, that gradually . . . — Map (db m2833) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — In Abiding Love
In abiding love, gratitude, and honor, the people of Hibbing dedicate this memorial to the men and women who served their country in all wars. Erected 1956 A.D. by the Veterans Memorial Fund Committee • Robert J. . . . — Map (db m26554) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Marion 1150 Dragline Bucket
In the 1950's the Pierce, South Agnew and Morton mines utilized a Marion 1150 Dragline to strip off the glacial till from above the iron ore body. This stripping bucket was on that Hanna Mining Company dragline. Several of the mining companies took . . . — Map (db m122404) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Mining Haul Truck Engine Module
Power Module Assembly   Replacement Cost $372,000 Application: Komatsu 830E 240 Ton Electric Drive Haul Truck Detroit Diesel Corporation 149 Series Engine 16 Cylinder, 2400 Cu. In., 2 Cycle Diesel Engine, 2200 Hp @ 1900 RPM . . . — Map (db m7273) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Moving the Town
Many of the homes were not owned by the occupants. When it came time to move them, they were offered the opportunity to buy the house for $1.00. They would then have to arrange to move them at their own expense. Many businesses were also . . . — Map (db m5139) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Oliver Club
With the mining activities expanding and the village of Hibbing's population growing, there was a lack of entertainment for the miners, so the Oliver Iron Mining Company constructed a building which was once known as the Oliver Club. It had a . . . — Map (db m5185) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Oliver Mining Co. Headquarters / Oliver Shop Laboratory
Oliver Mining Co. Headquarters This building was the heart of the Oliver operation, the largest iron ore mining operation in United States history. The Superintendent of Mines and his staff made the day-to-day mining decisions here, and they . . . — Map (db m5132) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — P & H 2300 Production Shovel Bucket
The production shovel bucket here was once mounted on a P & H shovel similar to the one pictured here. The bucket capacity is 18 cubic yards which is equivalent to nearly 400 bushel baskets of dirt or broken rock. Made of cast alloy iron, . . . — Map (db m7021) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Schools
Education was very important to the new immigrants. They wanted their children to have an education that they were unable to have. From small schools in the early years to bigger and better schools such as the Lincoln High School that was on . . . — Map (db m5183) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Simm Sue Building112 Howard Street
Chinese immigrant entrepreneur, Simm Sue opened the Nankin, a “high class Chinese Restaurant” and hotel on this site in 1922. Hibbing, like many Iron Range towns, had small enclaves of Chinese business owners and laborers. Pan Wen Ping, . . . — Map (db m126663) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — The “Hup”
On a Thursday, May 14, 1914 the first day of operations the men made $11.50. The second day they cleared $7.50. Three days later on a Saturday, they made $20.00 after expenses. The birth of a transportation system was started. They named it . . . — Map (db m100670) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Train Depot / Street Car Bridge
Train Depot Early passenger service was by train. Hibbing's Train Depot was one block west of this spot. Many immigrants seeking work arrived here and many of these same men left from this same depot to serve their new country during World . . . — Map (db m5137) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hibbing — Underground Mining in the Hibbing Area
In 1895 underground mining began in the Hibbing area following the discovery of iron ore. The Burt-Poole and Sellers mines were the first to ship that summer. Mining Captains, of Cornish decent, utilized their experience from the Vermillion Iron . . . — Map (db m6877) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hoyt Lakes — Edmund J. LongyearThe Mesabi Pioneer — 1890 - 1990 —
On June 3rd, 1890, E.J. Longyear at this site completed to a depth of 1293 ft., the first diamond drill test hole for iron ore in the state of Minnesota

Dedicated to the memory of Dorthea and Richard P. Longyear — Map (db m106643) HM

Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hoyt Lakes — First Diamond Drill Hole in the State of Minnesota
Approximately 1,400 feet from this point, the first diamond drill hole in the state of Minnesota was sunk in 1890. E. J. Longyear began drilling June 3, 1890 and completed operations on the hole December 9, 1890. Reaching a depth of 1293 feet, . . . — Map (db m106642) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hoyt Lakes — Longyear Drill Site
On May 27, 1890 E.J. Longyear established a tent camp for his crew and himself near the tripod of the drill. He brought his bride to the drill site in September 1890. Constructed on the hill was a two room building made of rough pine boards from a . . . — Map (db m106640) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Hoyt Lakes — This Piece of Rock
This piece of rock is from the lower part of the Upper Slaty Member-Biwabik Formation. The rock consists of thin wavy beds of magnetite—magnetic, black fine grained argillite & irregular shaped pods or lenses of chert/silicate. This rock is . . . — Map (db m106645)
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Idington — The Laurentian Divide
The Laurentian Divide separates the watershed of streams that flow north to the Arctic Ocean from the watershed of streams that flow south through the Great lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. Where you are standing the divide is formed by a prominent . . . — Map (db m21025) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Independence — The Fires of Autumn 1918
Marker Front: The Cloquet-Moose Lake forest fire of October 12-13, 1918, which almost reached this location, was one of the most destructive forest fires in Minnesota's recorded history. Like other major fires, this one took place on . . . — Map (db m21024) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Proctor — Engine 225
The 225 was purchased by the Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railway Co. in June of 1941 and hauled over 44 million tons of iron ore from the Mesabi and Vermillion ranges. The length of the engine and tender is 127 feet 8 inches, and stands . . . — Map (db m78615) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Proctor — Geology of Duluth Harbor
Lake Superior is situated over the Midcontinent Rift, which is a rupture in the North American continent that formed a great rift valley from the Lake Superior region southwest to Kansas about 1.1 billion years ago. For about 20 million years as the . . . — Map (db m5113) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Proctor — Gonyea, Verville and National Guardsmen Memorial
Dedicated in memory of Sherman L. Gonyea Capt. Minn ANG 1937 - 1971 James L. Verville Capt. Minn ANG 1940 - 1971 who died in the crash of their F-101 jet interceptor on 17 December 1971 and so gave their lives for that . . . — Map (db m78612) WM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Proctor — Minnesota’s Seaport / Welcome to Minnesota
Minnesota’s Seaport. More than three billion tons of iron ore, along with millions of tons of grain, lumber, fish, and coal, have passed through the Duluth-Superior harbor since the beginning of Minnesota’s Iron Age. The first ore from the rich . . . — Map (db m3094) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Proctor — The Gate
1976 Stainless Steel David von Schlegell (1920 – 1992) The stainless steel sculpture functions as a metaphor, tying the horizontal lines of the land and Lake Superior, which are both very visible from this location, together . . . — Map (db m4756) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Soudan — The Soudan Mine
Minnesota’s iron mining industry was born here in 1884, and the opening of this mine was one of the great commercial events of the nineteenth century. The first or was shipped from the Breitung pit of the Soudan Mine on July 31, 1884, beginning . . . — Map (db m143711) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Tower — Old Fire Hall1895
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Old Fire Hall 1895 — Map (db m143706) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Tower — The Old Vermilion Trail and Winston City
On October 28, 1865, geologist Henry H. Eames returned to St. Paul after initiating a survey of the mineral wealth present in the Lake Vermilion area only to find an abundance of rumors concerning a valuable gold strike on the shores of that lake. A . . . — Map (db m104381) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Tower — Tower Train Museum
When iron ore was discovered on the Vermilion Range, Charlemagne Tower, Sr., George Stone, Charlemagne Tower, Jr., and George Stuntz formed the Minnesota Iron Company and acquired the Duluth and Iron Range Railway (D&IR). In 1883, they constructed a . . . — Map (db m127863) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Tower — Welcome to DM&IR Engine # 1218
This steam locomotive was one of 12, received from the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1910, used by the Duluth, and Iron Range Railway (as number 218) and later by the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway (as number 1218) to haul righ iron ore from . . . — Map (db m107204) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Virginia — Gunnar Peterson
Gunnar Peterson (1880–1951) was Virginia's first horticulturalist, hired in 1926. He became renowned for his elaborate flower beds at this location. Born in Sweden, he learned landscape architecture under his father and grandfather and . . . — Map (db m106383) HM
Minnesota (Saint Louis County), Virginia — Oscar Hokka Log House
Hokka immigrated to this country in 1913. Using skills learned in Finland, he constructed this building with locked dovetail corners. Donated by John Trenti and Robert Berger, 1980 — Map (db m106385) HM

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