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The Grand Portage Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, July 14, 1995
The Grand Portage Marker
Minnesota (Cook County), Grand Portage — The Grand Portage
On Mile Creek Road (County Route 17) at Store Road (County Route 73), on the left when traveling south on Mile Creek Road.
The Grand Portage, or Great Carrying Place, was a key 18th century link between the Pigeon River and Lake Superior, making it also a vital connection between Montreal and the rich fur-bearing lands far to the northwest. Traveled for centuries before . . . — Map (db m62049) HM
Minnesota (Cook County), Schroeder — Father Baraga 1846
Near State Highway 61, on the right when traveling north.
Father Frederic Baraga, learning of a possible epidemic afflicting the Indians at Grand Portage in 1846, set out in a small boat from Madeline Island in Wisconsin with an Indian guide.

An unexpected storm threatened them, but their lives . . . — Map (db m98448) HM


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