“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Grand Marais, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Cook 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> Cook County, MN (25) Lake County, MN (60) Keweenaw County, MI (38) Ontonagon County, MI (2) Ashland County, WI (19)  CookCounty(25) Cook County (25)  LakeCounty(60) Lake County (60)  KeweenawCountyMichigan(38) Keweenaw County (38)  OntonagonCounty(2) Ontonagon County (2)  AshlandCountyWisconsin(19) Ashland County (19)
Grand Marais is the county seat for Cook County
Grand Marais is in Cook County
      Cook County (25)  
      Lake County (60)  
      Keweenaw County, Michigan (38)  
      Ontonagon County, Michigan (2)  
      Ashland County, Wisconsin (19)  
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1Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — Bally Blacksmith ShopNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m203252) HM
2Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — Cascade River Overlook
Listen! Can you hear echoes from the 1930s, when 200 men of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) used picks and shovels to construct the Cascade River Overlook? The Overlook, where you stand today, is part of the 118-acre Cascade . . . Map (db m203021) HM
3Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — Chippewa City
An Indian community of about 200 people was located in this area about 1915. An ancient Indian cemetery is located about two blocks northeast of this historic churchMap (db m203254) HM
4Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — Colvill
In 1906 this community was named in honor of Colonel William Colvill, commander of the First Minnesota Regiment. At the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, this regiment was ordered to charge and advance of Confederates twenty times their . . . Map (db m180778) HM
5Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — Eagle MountainGeology of Minnesota
When Newton H. Winchell, Minnesota's state geologist, and, Ulysses S. Grant II (the president’s son) surveyed this area in the 1890s, they concluded that a peak in the Misquah Hills was the state's highest point. Using an aneroid barometer, they . . . Map (db m151362) HM
6Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — Geology of Good Harbor Bay
The rocks of the North Shore of Lake Superior record the last period of volcanic activity in Minnesota. This volcanism occurred 1.1 billion years ago when the North American continent began to rupture along a great rift valley, which extended from . . . Map (db m203069) HM
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7Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — Geology of MinnesotaGrand Marais
The harbor of Grand Marais is the result of unequal weathering or erosion of two types of rock. One of these, called diabase, resulted from the cooling of molten material which was forced between two earlier lava flows. The dark, massive diabase, . . . Map (db m203155) HM
8Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — Grand Marais Harbor — The Wild North in Northeast Minnesota —
Henry Mayhew, explorer, prospector, entrepreneur and county commissioner, was credited with developing Gunflint Trail and Grand Marais. Capitalizing on the North Shore's well-established commercial fishing and tourism industries, he constructed the . . . Map (db m203209) HM
9Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — Natural History of the Point
Ancient Volcanoes 1.1 billion years ago, 500 million years before invertebrates appeared, a giant volcanic rift began to open where Lake Superior now lies. Huge lava flows erupted from the rift, spreading over hundreds of square miles . . . Map (db m203225) HM
10Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — Pulpwood Rafting
In 1972 Consolidated Papers, Inc., of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., ended long distance rafting of pulpwood across Lake Superior. From 1923–1972, Consolidated rafted over two million cords of pulpwood from Minnesota and Canada to Ashland, Wis. Minnesota . . . Map (db m203083) HM
11Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — St. Francis Xavier Church — The Wild North in Northeast Minnesota —
From the 1700s until the early 1900s, itinerant missionaries braved extreme hardships to minister sporadically to North Shore settlers. In 1855, Jesuit missionaries from Fort Williams, Ontario, served Chippewa City, an Ojibwe community of about 100 . . . Map (db m200626) HM
12Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — The Grand Marais Harbor
Lake Superior Indians recognized the unique nature of this bay long ago, naming it "Kitchi-Bitobig", meaning "double body of water." When white man first settled around this bay, in 1854, a few Indian families lived in tepees and cabins around the . . . Map (db m203151) HM
13Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Marais — The Point Interpretive SiteSuperior National Forest
Welcome! The Point is a broad tombolo which defines the two natural harbors that have made Grand Marais an important spot on Lake Superior's shore for centuries. The 8.4 acre Point was conveyed to the federal government in 1942, and is part . . . Map (db m203216) HM
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Dec. 4, 2022