“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Saint Louis County, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Saint Louis County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> St. Louis County, MN (118) Aitkin County, MN (10) Carlton County, MN (10) Itasca County, MN (4) Koochiching County, MN (2) Lake County, MN (60) Douglas County, WI (22)  SaintLouisCounty(118) Saint Louis County (118)  AitkinCounty(10) Aitkin County (10)  CarltonCounty(10) Carlton County (10)  ItascaCounty(4) Itasca County (4)  KoochichingCounty(2) Koochiching County (2)  LakeCounty(60) Lake County (60)  DouglasCountyWisconsin(22) Douglas County (22)
Duluth is the county seat for Saint Louis County
Adjacent to Saint Louis County, Minnesota
      Aitkin County (10)  
      Carlton County (10)  
      Itasca County (4)  
      Koochiching County (2)  
      Lake County (60)  
      Douglas County, Wisconsin (22)  
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1Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Babbitt — The First Test Pit on the Mesabi
This 28 ton piece of magnetic taconite was removed from the Peter Mitchell Mine near the area where Peter Mitchell, in 1871, put down the first recorded test pit on the Mesabi Range. Pit location: 6,246 yards 40 degrees east of south from this . . . Map (db m207684) HM
2Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Chisholm — Chisholm Fire Memorial
On Saturday September 5, 1908 Chisholm was swept by a forest fire which destroyed the entire business district and left homeless some four thousand people With the indomitable spirit of our citizens and generous help throughout the state . . . Map (db m203638) HM
3Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Chisholm — Miners' Lookout
The Pillsbury Mine on this site, part of the Monroe group of mines viewed from this lookout, was named for John S. Pillsbury, Governor of Minnesota and owner of the property when iron ore was discovered in 1893 by Edmund J. Longyear. Mining . . . Map (db m207753) HM
4Minnesota, 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 . . . Map (db m6756) HM
5Minnesota, 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
6Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth — Duluth Japanese Peace Bell Garden — Reported permanently removed
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
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7Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth — Duluth Japanese Peace Bell Garden
The garden celebrates Duluth's sister city relationship with Ohara Isumi-City, Japan ダルース市 日本の平和の鐘 Side 1: The Peace Bell During World War II, . . . Map (db m204681) HM
8Minnesota, 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
9Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth — Japanese Peace Bell Garden — Reported permanently removed
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
10Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth — Ohara Peace Bell — 大原平和の鐘
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 City . . . Map (db m78734) HM
11Minnesota, 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 their . . . Map (db m78749) HM
12Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth — Rotary Club of Duluth Club Service Activities
• Sponsored the following Rotary clubs: Superior, Wisconsin - 1912 Fort William, Ontario, Canada - 1916 Virginia, Minnesota - 1919 Eveleth, Minnesota - 1920 Cloquet, Minnesota - 1921 Ely, Minnesota - 1921 Hibbing, Minnesota - . . . Map (db m204942) HM
13Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth — Rotary Club of Duluth Community Service
The focus of this service area is youth, low income population and public service needs. • Funded improvements to the Boy Scout's Camp Lawrie (1925) and YMCA's Camp Miller (1926). • Provided summer camp scholarships for youth annually . . . Map (db m204945) HM
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14Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth — Rotary Club of Duluth International Service Projects
• Funded and constructed a bridge connecting the highway between the U.S. and Canada near Grand Portage, MN when the two governments failed to decide how it should be funded (1926). • Supported PolioPlus, Rotary International's program to . . . Map (db m204944) HM
15Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth — Rotary Club of Duluth New Generation Service
• Junior Rotarian program - invited area high schools students to attend weekly club meetings and support service projects • Provided mentors for youth at Lincoln Park School. • Provided scholarships for high school students to attend a . . . Map (db m204943) HM
16Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth — Rotary Club of Duluth Vocational Service Projects
• Held the first Big Brother dinner (1916). • Assigned Rotarians to be foster fathers for children at the Duluth Children's Home (1930). • Established Vocational Guidance Program for high school students (1950). • Started . . . Map (db m204949) HM
17Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth — Rotary International's Four Way Test
The Four Way Test was adopted by Rotary International in 1943 as our code of ethics. 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it . . . Map (db m204940) HM
18Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — Duluth Legacy — Artist: Donna Dobberfuhl / Medium: brick (ironstone) / 1992
Texas artist Donna Dobberfuhl sculpted this freestanding brick relief mural as her interpretation of the history of Lake Superior's westernmost place. She chose to include historic and contemporary content, from the culture of indigenous people, . . . Map (db m204519) HM
19Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — Fountain of the Wind — Artist: Douglas Freeman / Medium: bronze, stainless steel, glass / 1993
Douglas Freeman's Fountain of the Wind is the artist's tribute to Lake Superior, a poem of honor, respect and gratitude. Here are some of Mr. Freeman's thoughts about this work:
Some of the images are literal. In the cascades we . . . Map (db m204517) HM
20Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — Great Lakes Medallions — Artist: Cynthia Harper / Medium: ceramic, concrete, bronze inlay / 1993
Located down the steps on bricked Buchanan Street Plaza, adjacent to the kiosk, Harper's five medallions show the Great Lakes and the links that connect them. Flags from the nautical alphabet spell out the lakes' names. Can you identify them? . . . Map (db m204518) HM
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21Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — Man, Child & Gull — Artist: Sterling Rathsack, Jr. / Medium: bronze / 1992
Sterling Rathsack's animated grouping, while representing figures, also has the abstract form of a totem. Perched on an authentic bollard as you enter Canal Park, Man, Child & Gull welcomes you to explore the character of Duluth's downtown . . . Map (db m204520) HM
22Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — Spirit of Lake Superior — Artist: Kirk St. Maur / Medium: bronze /1992
Kirk St. Maur's Spirit of Lake Superior celebrates the Anishinabe (Ojibwa, American Indian) culture. The artist's interpretation is based on illustrations and photographs from the Minnesota Historical Society Archives, Eastman . . . Map (db m204516) HM
23Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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 . . . Map (db m2913) HM
24Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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 in . . . Map (db m79002) HM
25Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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
26Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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
27Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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
28Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — Duluth's Ten Commandments Monument
In 1946, Judge E. J. Ruegemer of St. Cloud, MN, who was also a leader in the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, sentenced a 16-year-old boy to memorize the Ten Commandments. This led to local chapters of the Eagles financing the construction of over . . . Map (db m204585) HM
29Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — Edgar A. Culbertson — BM1
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
30Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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
31Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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
32Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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
33Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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 the . . . Map (db m79003) HM
34Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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 water . . . Map (db m79001) HM
35Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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
36Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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
37Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — The Wreck of the Mataafa
At three-thirty in the afternoon of Monday, November 27th, 1905, the steamship Mataafa passed under the newly built Duluth Transfer Bridge, and onto Lake Superior. The Mataafa was towing the schooner barge James Nasmyth, bringing their loads of iron . . . Map (db m199138) HM
38Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — Trotman Folding Stock Anchor — 1892
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
39Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Canal Park — 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
40Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Chester Park — 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
41Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Congdon Park — 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
42Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Congdon Park — 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
43Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Denfeld — 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
44Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Downtown - Waterfront — Albert Woolson
Born February 11, 1847 Watertown, N.Y. Died August 2, 1956 Duluth, Mn. Battery C 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery The Last Union SurvivorMap (db m79050) HM
45Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Downtown - Waterfront — 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
46Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Downtown - Waterfront — 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
47Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Downtown - Waterfront — Lynching in America / Lynching in Duluth — Community Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Thousands of African Americans were the victims of lynching and racial violence in the United States between 1877 and 1950, including in St. Louis County, MN. Lynching of African Americans during this era was a form of . . . Map (db m204590) HM
48Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Downtown - Waterfront — 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
49Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, East Hillside — 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
50Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, East Hillside — 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
51Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, East Hillside — 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
52Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Fond du Lac — 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
53Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Fond du Lac — 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
54Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Goat Hill — 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
55Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Lakeside/Lester Park — 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
56Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth, Observation Hill — 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
57Minnesota, 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
58Minnesota, 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
59Minnesota, 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
60Minnesota, 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
61Minnesota, 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
62Minnesota, 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
63Minnesota, 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 . . . Map (db m127862) HM
64Minnesota, 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
65Minnesota, 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
66Minnesota, 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
67Minnesota, 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
68Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
69Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
70Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
71Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
72Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — Congdon McIntyre Building — 402 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
73Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — Donald Kozlik Memorial — Statue of Liberty Replica
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 until he gave his life for his country on a . . . Map (db m126666) HM WM
74Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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. 1957Map (db m3108) HM
75Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
76Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
77Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
78Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
79Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — Hibbing City Hall — National 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
80Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
81Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
82Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
83Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
84Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
85Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
86Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
87Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
88Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
89Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
90Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
91Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — Simm Sue Building — 112 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
92Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
93Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
94Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Hibbing, Kelly Lake — 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
95Minnesota, 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. LongyearMap (db m106643) HM
96Minnesota, 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
97Minnesota, 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
98Minnesota, 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)
99Minnesota, 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
100Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Mountain Iron — 1910 Baldwin Locomotive — Class S-4 Switcher
Originally a road switcher for use at Proctor Yard and Duluth ore dock operations of the DM&N R.R. It was then transferred to the O.I.M. Co. for mining and stripping operations at various Iron Range mines. Last used in the Mt. Iron Open Pit Ore Mine . . . Map (db m155588) HM

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