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Albert Woolson Statue and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2014
Albert Woolson Statue and Marker
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 — 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 — Determined Mariner — Artist: 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 — 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 — 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 — McDougall Patent Anchor — 1891
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 — 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 — 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 — 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 Garden — Rose 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), 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 — 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 m107201) 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 m107310) 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 m106434) 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), Hoyt Lakes — Edmund J. Longyear — The 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), 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 — 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), 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 — 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

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