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Burial Ground of the Fond du Lac Band Marker image, Touch for more information
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
Burial Ground of the Fond du Lac Band Marker
Wisconsin (Douglas County), Superior — Burial Ground of the Fond du Lac Band
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Wisconsin (Douglas County), Superior — 192 — Burlington Northern Ore Docks
These docks, the largest in the world, consist of three structures of concrete and steel. The longest dock is 2244 feet long, 80 feet high, and contains 374 individual pockets which can hold 100,000 long tons of ore, or 7 average trains of 205 cars . . . — Map (db m68702) HM
Wisconsin (Douglas County), Superior — Lake Superior
"By the shores of Gitche Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water,"                                           Longfellow Lake Superior - the largest body of fresh water in the world - almost chemically pure - mean . . . — Map (db m47021) HM
Wisconsin (Douglas County), Superior — 210 — Northwest Portal of Wisconsin
Over millions of years, the forces of nature have given Northwest Wisconsin some of the finest scenery in the world. The most striking feature is Lake Superior, largest freshwater lake in the world and the "Gitche Gumee" of Henry Wadsworth . . . — Map (db m43390) HM
Wisconsin (Douglas County), Superior — 15 — Old Stockade Site
The Sioux uprising in Minnesota during the Summer of 1862, culminating in the New Ulm Massacre, caused great alarm in Superior. A Committee of Safety was chosen, a Home Guard organized, and a stockade built on the bay shore here. An inventory of all . . . — Map (db m33950) HM
Wisconsin (Douglas County), Superior — 205 — S.S. MeteorLast of the Whalebacks
The Great Lakes whaleback fleet was the revolutionary result of Capt. Alexander McDougall's attempts to improve conventional ship design. Between 1888 and 1898, 43 whalebacks were launched and became forerunners of the bulk fleet on the Great Lakes . . . — Map (db m31632) HM
Wisconsin (Douglas County), Superior — 213 — Summer White House - 1928
On May 31, 1928, President Calvin Coolidge accepted former Senator Irvine Lenroot's invitation to spend the summer in the Superior area. Henry Clay Pierce had offered Cedar Island Lodge, part of a 4,000 acre Brule River estate, to serve as living . . . — Map (db m52127) HM
Wisconsin (Douglas County), Superior — 231 — The Superior Entry
The Superior Entry is the only natural opening through the longest fresh water sandbar in the world. Sand deposits from the lake and the rivers created the bar forming the harbor about 3000 years ago. The Entry, as first charted in 1861, was . . . — Map (db m43395) HM
Wisconsin (Douglas County), Superior — 320 — The University of Wisconsin-Superior
Authorized by the legislature in 1893, the University of Wisconsin-Superior opened its doors in 1896 as the state's seventh Normal School to train teachers, drawing most of its students from ten northern Wisconsin counties. The original building, . . . — Map (db m43388) HM

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