I Have Some Information
1) I have pictures: A 2015 closeup of Oneota plaque and a little wider view of the whole marker and a little of the scenic overlook where it resides. I also have a 1960 photo of my family standing at this overlook, unfortunately 12 years before the marker was placed, but still a part of the site's history.
2) The marker here is in pretty rough shape, as is the stonework of the overlook, but they are at least still intact. The concrete part of the marker appears to have had graffiti that was "hidden" by painting over it. There are four empty holes in the corners of the plaque and four relatively new-looking screws in their own holes attaching it to the concrete. The Lions Club logo plate that should be at the top center has been removed from the plaque. The holes that it was attached to are all that remains of the logo plate. In 2015, the plaque was covered with bird dung and corrosion and parts were hard to read. The stonework of the overlook itself has many areas that have obviously been repaired.
3) This marker IS part of a series. The Duluth Lions Club placed them all in 1972. There are five that I know of (and have photos of). Four of them were placed at scenic overlooks on Duluth's Skyline Parkway. The fifth one is at Brighton Beach on the Lake Superior shoreline at the mouth of the Lester River. There is one more Lions Club marker in Canal Park near the Aerial Lift Bridge, but that one is not marked as having been placed in 1972 like the others. There may have been more 1972 markers, but I have not been able to locate any history about the project or the markers.
Sep 8, 2018 at 11:54am PDT by martha decker