Fond du Lac

Fond du Lac (HMTCS)

Location: Duluth, MN 55808 St Louis County
Country: United States of America
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N 46° 39.626', W 92° 16.369'

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Fond du Lac was incorporated in 1857 and became a part of the City of Duluth in 1895. This is the site of a major Chippewa Indian settlement from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries and is situated on the early canoe route along the St. Louis River from Lake Superior to Lake Vermillion and the Upper Mississippi. Daniel Graysolon, Sieur du Lhut, visited the site in 1679. The American Fur Company established a trading post in 1817. Louis Cass camped here in 1820 while searching for the source of the Mississippi River, as did Henry R. Schoolcraft in 1826. The Chippewa Indian Treaty, negotiated by Cass,was signed at Fond du Lac in 1826. A branch of the Superior-St. Paul Military Road was built to Fond du Lac about 1856, and the first railroad to reach Duluth - the Lake Superior and Mississippi - was constructed through the settlement in 1870.

Erected by the St. Louis County Historical Society
in cooperation with the Minnesota Highway Department, 1956

[Seals of the State of Minnesota Departmentof Highways and Minnesota Historical Society]
Marker NumberSL-DUL-242
Year Placed1956
Placed ByThe St. Louis County Historical Society and Minnesota Highway Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 555633 N 5167687
Decimal Degrees46.66043333, -92.27281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 39.626', W 92° 16.369'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 39' 37.56" N, 92° 16' 22.14" W
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Area Code(s)218, 715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13001-13099 W 3rd St, Duluth MN 55808, US
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