Father Baraga 1846

Father Baraga 1846 (HM1VZG)

Location: Schroeder, MN 55613 Cook County
Country: United States of America

N 47° 32.588', W 90° 53.506'

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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 were spared when they were blown over the sandbar and into the quiet mouth of the Cross River. In thanksgiving, they erected a small wooden cross at the site which was later replaced by this granite one.

Father Baraga, born in Yugoslavia in 1797, came to the United States in 1830 and devoted his life to the Indians of the Upper Great Lakes. Consecrated a bishop of Upper Michigan in 1853, Bishop Baraga, whose life was filled with heroism and zeal for souls, died January 19, 1868, and his remains rest in the crypt of St. Peter's Cathedral in Marquette, Michigan.

Courtesy of Knights of Columbus
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceTown, River, Monument
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Placed ByKnights of Columbus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 658645 N 5267677
Decimal Degrees47.54313333, -90.89176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 32.588', W 90° 53.506'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 32' 35.2800" N, 90° 53' 30.3600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)218
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 56 Baraga Cross Rd, Schroeder MN 55613, US
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