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Historical Markers in Aitkin County, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Aitkin County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Aitkin County, MN (3) Carlton County, MN (10) Cass County, MN (5) Crow Wing County, MN (15) Itasca County, MN (3) Kanabec County, MN (3) Mille Lacs County, MN (1) Pine County, MN (18) St. Louis County, MN (115)  AitkinCounty(3) Aitkin County (3)  CarltonCounty(10) Carlton County (10)  CassCounty(5) Cass County (5)  CrowWingCounty(15) Crow Wing County (15)  ItascaCounty(3) Itasca County (3)  KanabecCounty(3) Kanabec County (3)  MilleLacsCounty(1) Mille Lacs County (1)  PineCounty(18) Pine County (18)  SaintLouisCounty(115) Saint Louis County (115)
Aitkin is the county seat for Aitkin County
Adjacent to Aitkin County, Minnesota
      Carlton County (10)  
      Cass County (5)  
      Crow Wing County (15)  
      Itasca County (3)  
      Kanabec County (3)  
      Mille Lacs County (1)  
      Pine County (18)  
      Saint Louis County (115)  
 
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1Minnesota (Aitkin County), Aitkin — Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail
On 2nd St NW, on the right when traveling east.
The original courthouse built on this site in 1887 included a jail and sheriff's residence. It served a population of about 2,000 people. As a logging town, Aitkin became a railhead and an important stopping point for boats on the Mississippi River. . . . Map (db m127867) HM
2Minnesota (Aitkin County), Libby — "Tell him I blame him for the children we have lost...."Aish-ke-bo-go-ko-zhe (Flat Mouth), December 3, 1850
Near State Highway 65, 0.6 miles 224th Place, on the right when traveling north.
In late 1850, some 400 Ojibwe Indians perished because of the government’s attempt to relocate them from their homes in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan to Minnesota west of the Mississippi River. The tragedy unfolded at Sandy Lake where thousands of . . . Map (db m206878) HM
3Minnesota (Aitkin County), McGregor — Glacial Lake Aitkin / Peat
Near State Highway 210 at State Highway 65.
(side 1) Glacial Lake Aitkin Two million years ago the first of four glaciers covered the surface of Minnesota. They were named for the limit of their southward expansion. The first was the Nebraskan, followed by the Kansan and the . . . Map (db m43932) HM
 
 
  
  
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022