Marine (HMIZO)

Location: Marine on St Croix, MN 55047 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 11.905', W 92° 46.198'

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The first commercial sawmill in Minnesota was erected 300 feet east of here in 1838. The lumbering industry, which monopolized the minds and talents of men in the St. Croix Valley for three-quarters of a century, was born with the erection of this mill. Lewis Judd and David Hone selected the site, and the Marine Lumber Company erected the mill which sawed the first lumber from the magnificent pine stands of the St. Croix Valley.

The village which grew up around the mill was the earliest Minnesota settlement in the valley, and was named Marine after the home of its founders in Illinois. This bell, cherished by generations of Marine residents, was brought here from St. Louis in 1857 to serve as a church bell. Prior thereto it had served for many years as a steamboat bell.
Year Placed1953
Placed ByThe Minnesota Department of Highways, Roadside Development Division; Minnesota Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 9:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 518067 N 5005018
Decimal Degrees45.19841667, -92.76996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 11.905', W 92° 46.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 11' 54.30" N, 92° 46' 11.88" W
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Area Code(s)651
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701 Parker St, Marine on St Croix MN 55047, US
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