Pine City

Pine City (HMTKA)

Location: Pine City, MN 55063 Pine County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 49.87', W 92° 58.169'

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Plotted in 1869, was named from the Chippewa word "Chengwatana" City of Pines. It was a rough lumberjack town in the early days. From here, logs were floated down the Snake River into the St. Croix River to Stillwater. A rich deposit of copper was discovered here and a $250,000 company was formed which sank some 150-foot shafts. Today, the site of the old copper mine is an interesting drive for visitors and a place for the bass fisherman to try his skill along the river. On Lake Pokegema, three miles west, Rev. Frederick Ayer and others established a Protestant Mission and school for Chippewas in 1836.

[Seals of the State of Minnesota Department of Highways and The Minnesota Historical Society]
Placed ByThe Minnesota Department of Highways and Minnesota Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 4:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 502370 N 5075289
Decimal Degrees45.83116667, -92.96948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 49.87', W 92° 58.169'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 49' 52.20" N, 92° 58' 10.14" W
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Area Code(s)612, 320
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24 1st Ave NE, Pine City MN 55063, US
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