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

Clickable Map of Carlton 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> Carlton County, MN (10) Aitkin County, MN (10) Pine County, MN (18) St. Louis County, MN (119) Douglas County, WI (22)  CarltonCounty(10) Carlton County (10)  AitkinCounty(10) Aitkin County (10)  PineCounty(18) Pine County (18)  SaintLouisCounty(119) Saint Louis County (119)  DouglasCountyWisconsin(22) Douglas County (22)
Carlton is the county seat for Carlton County
Adjacent to Carlton County, Minnesota
      Aitkin County (10)  
      Pine County (18)  
      Saint Louis County (119)  
      Douglas County, Wisconsin (22)  
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1 Minnesota, Carlton County, Carlton — Geology of MinnesotaJay Cooke State Park
     This point overlooks the St. Louis River Valley. The steeply inclined rocks in the river channel upstream are alternating beds of slates and graywackers of the Thompson Formation thousands of feet thick. . . . Map (db m44627) HM
2 Minnesota, Carlton County, Carlton — Henry C. Hornby
540 acres of land southwest of this point, embracing Silver Creek in Jay Cooke State Park are dedicated to the memory of this pioneer civic leader who made great contributions to the establishment and development of this park. Lands donated by . . . Map (db m53599) HM
3 Minnesota, Carlton County, Carlton — Josiah B. Scovell
One half mile south of this point lie three islands, known as numbers 1, 2, & 3, in the St. Louis River, which were settled by Josiah Boardman Scovell, original U.S. patentee in 1881, who retained ownership for the balance of his life. Islands . . . Map (db m53857) HM
4 Minnesota, Carlton County, Kettle River — 1872
In memory of the Finnish pioneers who arrived here in the western part of Carlton County in 1872 and thereafter, and made their homes with courage and perseverance. Erected 1952 by Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society Chapter No. . . . Map (db m3266) HM
5 Minnesota, Carlton County, Kettle River — The 1918 Fire
On October 12, 1918, a massive forest fire raced through northeastern Minnesota from Sturgeon Lake to the shores of Lake Superior north of Duluth. When it was over, this region had suffered through one of Minnesota’s worst disasters. Weather . . . Map (db m3031) HM
6 Minnesota, Carlton County, Mahtowa — The Iron Range
One hundred miles north and west of Duluth lies the Iron Range. North America's largest iron ore region consists of three major iron ranges: the Vermillion, the Mesabi, and the Cuyuna. The Vermillion was the first to ship iron ore from Minnesota . . . Map (db m44038) HM
7 Minnesota, Carlton County, Moose Lake — Geology of MinnesotaMoose Lake Region
Toward the end of the great ice ages about 10,000 years ago, the glacier, which had pushed its way along the trough of Lake Superior, retreated toward the northeast, and near Moose Lake crossed the divide between the Mississippi River and Lake . . . Map (db m205057) HM
8 Minnesota, Carlton County, Moose Lake — Site of Mass Grave
The Forest Fires of October 12, 1918 devastated the area and 453 people perished. Because of the threat of infection, burials needed to be done quickly. 200 bodies of which 45 were not identified, were placed in a mass grave at this site. Numbered . . . Map (db m205013) HM
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9 Minnesota, Carlton County, Wrenshall — Evergreen Memorial DriveDedicated October 5, 1947
In grateful memory of all men and women from Carlton, Pine, and St. Louis Counties, who served in the armed forces of our country during the world wars.Map (db m205012) WM
10 Minnesota, Carlton County, Wrenshall — Geology of the St. Louis River
Two kilometers northwest of here, the St. Louis River flows on its way to Lake Superior. Its broad river valley, visible from this point, is in a western extension of the Lake Superior basin. Over the last two million years, the Lake Superior basin . . . Map (db m205010) HM
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Dec. 10, 2023