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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BP5_preston-overlook_Preston-MN.html
SIDE 1 PRESTON OVERLOOK In 1937-1938, during Americas Great Depression, the Preston Overlook was built as a project of the federal National Reemployment Service (NRS). The NRS operated an employment office in each county to certify manpower for …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BKW_laurentian-divide-scenic-overlook_Grand-Marais-MN.html
Laurentian Divide SCENIC OVERLOOK SUPERIOR National Forest You are looking toward Birch Lake located on the Laurentian Divide. Water at this point flows northward into Canada's Hudson Bay watershed and eastward into the Saint Lawrence waters…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BJD_the-hinckley-fire_Hinckley-MN.html
THE HINCKLEY FIRE Between three and five o'clock on the afternoon of September 1, 1894, a raging forest fire driven by strong southwest winds swept over the town of Hinckley, killing 248 residents. The conflagration burned over 480 square miles…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BIF_geology-of-the-lake-mille-lacs-region_Isle-MN.html
GEOLOGY OF THE LAKE MILLE LACS REGION Almost all the lakes in Minnesota were formed by glacial action. Many small lakes formed after the glaciers re-ceded and blocks of ice buried in the sediment melted, leaving holes, called kettles, that fill…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BA0_palisade-head_Silver-Bay-MN.html
Rising from the waves of Lake Superior, this cliff serves as an awesome reminder of Minnesota's geological past. Eruptions of molten lava over a billion years ago, followed by eons of weathering and glacier scouring, created the spectacular North …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B91_lake-superior_Duluth-MN.html
Lake Superior The largest body of fresh water in the world, 380 miles long and 160 miles across. With a maximum depth of 1300 feet, Lake Superior occupies a basin cut 600 million years ago by a receding glacier. The shoreline of the original "G…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AFK_lewis-and-clark_Lewiston-ID.html
The first white men to cross this country and reach the Pacific Ocean via Lolo Pass and present site of Lewiston. They came and returned the way that leads you are now on the Lewis and Clark Highway along the Clearwater River - the mighty waters c…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AFJ_anita-scott-coleman_Silver-City-NM.html
This is a two-sided marker Front Side: Anita Scott Coleman's mother was a slave and her father a Buffalo Soldier. Raised on a ranch near Silver City, her award-winning essays, stories, and poems emphasized racial pride and black women's issues d…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AFI_means-building_Lewiston-ID.html
At the turn of the century, Mark A. Means, who had arrived by horseback in 1881, and stayed to amass a fortune, hired Lewiston architect J.H. Nave to build a structure to house the various enterprises Means had in mind. Built of white pressed br…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AFH_site-of-luna-house_Lewiston-ID.html
Lewiston's leading hotel in the 1860's. Way station on the road to the Idaho gold fields. Hill Beachey, famed apprehender of the Magruder murderers, was it's first proprietor (1861-1864). Focal point for much of Lewiston's history during the st…
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