“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Aitkin County, MN (10) Carlton County, MN (10) Cass County, MN (6) Crow Wing County, MN (17) Itasca County, MN (4) Kanabec County, MN (3) Mille Lacs County, MN (1) Pine County, MN (18) St. Louis County, MN (118)  AitkinCounty(10) Aitkin County (10)  CarltonCounty(10) Carlton County (10)  CassCounty(6) Cass County (6)  CrowWingCounty(17) Crow Wing County (17)  ItascaCounty(4) Itasca County (4)  KanabecCounty(3) Kanabec County (3)  MilleLacsCounty(1) Mille Lacs County (1)  PineCounty(18) Pine County (18)  SaintLouisCounty(118) Saint Louis County (118)
Aitkin is the county seat for Aitkin County
Adjacent to Aitkin County, Minnesota
      Carlton County (10)  
      Cass County (6)  
      Crow Wing County (17)  
      Itasca County (4)  
      Kanabec County (3)  
      Mille Lacs County (1)  
      Pine County (18)  
      Saint Louis County (118)  
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1 Minnesota, Aitkin County, Aitkin — Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail
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
2 Minnesota, Aitkin County, East Lake — CCC Camp 2705 — Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge —
This is the site of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Biological Survey Camp 3. Serving as the home of Company 2705 from 1939 to 1941, as many as 23 buildings were once located here to house and support 200 men. [Captions:] Crew . . . Map (db m210895) HM
3 Minnesota, Aitkin County, East Lake — From Railroad Tracks to Refuge Road
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), what began as a Depression era work program, became an important building block to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Refuge System. In 1939, seven thousand Corps participants worked at 35 . . . Map (db m210281) HM
4 Minnesota, Aitkin County, East Lake — Mandy LakeRice Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Settlement In the late 1800s, the first white settlers came to the area that is now the refuge. They were loggers, ranchers and market hunters. Loggers cut the pine trees from the land and floated them down the Rice River to the Mississippi . . . Map (db m210313) HM
5 Minnesota, 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
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
6 Minnesota, Aitkin County, Libby — Big Sandy Lake Reservoir
Early water transportation on the Upper Mississippi River from St. Paul to St. Louis was hindered by fluctuating water levels. In 1878, the Corp of Engineers studied the impact of a reservoir system on the river. The study resulted in the building . . . Map (db m207887) HM
7 Minnesota, Aitkin County, Libby — Sandy Lake Post
Of the American Fur Company was established near here about 1830, after an earlier location further south at the Northwest Company’s station had been abandoned. William A. Aitkin for many years was a leading trader in this region. Indian . . . Map (db m207745) HM
8 Minnesota, Aitkin County, Libby — The Ojibwe's Sandy Lake Journey
This map shows the locations of some of the villages of the 19 Ojibwe Bands whose treaty annuities were paid at Sandy Lake in 1850. Today, these 19 Bands are succeeded by the 12 federally-recognized Bands whose present-day reservations also are . . . Map (db m207530) HM
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9 Minnesota, Aitkin County, Libby — Where River Roads Met
To the native Anishinabe (Ojibwe) and to the white fur traders who bartered with them in the late 1700s and early 1800s, no Minnesota lake had a more strategic location than Big Sandy Lake, which stands at the intersection of two major trade . . . Map (db m210859) HM
10 Minnesota, Aitkin County, McGregor — Glacial Lake Aitkin / Peat
(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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Jun. 4, 2023