Rose Tips from the Lake Superior Rose SocietyThe Duluth Rose Society in Leif Erikson Park initially began as a joint effort between the City and the Duluth Rose Society. First envisioned by Mrs. Ausma Klints, the community garden was created with the help of Mrs. Virginia Sellwood and Mrs. Sigrid Mitchell, whose fundraising efforts provided more than $100,000 used to establish the first rose garden. Out of this partnership the Duluth Rose Society was also established September 6, 1967. City employees dug the garden and installed the fountain, which had previously stood at the corner of Superior Street and London Road for watering thirsty horses. The first roses were planted in the spring of 1968 by the Duluth Rose Society. The garden grew to be a major attraction in Duluth drawing many thousands of visitors each year and was chosen to become a Public Display Garden by All American Rose Selections, Inc., in 1970. The Duluth Rose Society maintained the garden until 1986 when the City took over the management until 1989.
|Placed By||City of Duluth|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, December 8th, 2014 at 9:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 570183 N 5183144|
|Decimal Degrees||46.79815000, -92.08030000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 46° 47.889', W 92° 4.818'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||46° 47' 53.34" N, 92° 4' 49.08" W|
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|Area Code(s)||218, 612|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near The Lakewalk, Duluth MN 55802, US|
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