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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/HM29UV_boyhood-home-of-sinclair-lewis_Sauk-Centre-MN.html
Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) spent his formative years in this home. Lewis was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "fo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29TB_minnesota-state-public-school-for-dependent-and-neglected-children_Owatonna-MN.html
This property has been placed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior Listed as historic district: December 28, 2010 This post-civil war public institution played an important role in the developm…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29GZ_inspiration-peak_Brandon-MN.html
For Minnesota's Nobel Prizewinning novelist Sinclair Lewis, Inspiration Peak more than lived up to its name. From its "bald top," he wrote, "there is to be seen a glorious, 20-mile circle of some 50 lakes scattered among fields and pastures, like …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29GY_saint-croix-falls-hydroelectric-project_Taylors-Falls-MN.html
So read the local paper in 1904 as engineers surveyed the Saint Croix River in search of a suitable place to build a hydroelectric project. The falls had long fueled the local lumbering and milling industries, but the Minneapolis General Electric …
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