George R. Stuntz

George R. Stuntz (HM18Y)

Location: Hibbing, MN 55746 St Louis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 24.114', W 92° 56.508'

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Born in Pennsylvania, 1820; Died in Duluth, 1902.

First permanent settler. In 1852 resided and traded on Minnesota Point. Government surveyor. Discovered iron ore before 1870 on Vermilion. Discovery of Missabe Range followed in 1890. Built Vermilion Trail. Forest ranger, ferryman, canoeist, guide, interpreter, observer, essayist and discoverer. He died poor, after having led many to riches. The Township of Stuntz, which includes Hibbing, was named in honor of him.
HM NumberHM18Y
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed1935
Placed ByThe Hibbing First Settlers' Association and the people of Hibbing
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 4:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 504391 N 5249829
Decimal Degrees47.40190000, -92.94180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 24.114', W 92° 56.508'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 24' 6.84" N, 92° 56' 30.48" W
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Area Code(s)218
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3923 1st Ave, Hibbing MN 55746, US
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