The Skyline Parkway – Duluth, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 46° 50.211 W 092° 00.300
15T E 575875 N 5187514
Quick Description: This historical marker is located on Hwy. 61 on the north edge of Duluth.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2012 9:03:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMEG4X
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member KC0GRN
Views: 3

Long Description:
This historical marker is located on Hwy. 61 on the north edge of Duluth. The text reads as follows:

“The Skyline Parkway. As you face Lake Superior, you will find that the eastern access to the Skyline Parkway, a 30-mile drive along the rim of the hills overlooking Duluth and Lake Superior, begins here to your right on the left bank of the Lester River. As you proceed north along the river you cross it to your left at Superior Street and then take your first road to your right. You are now on the Seven Bridges Road which follow the Amity Creek crossing it seven times before reaching the shoreline of pre-historic glacial Lake Duluth and the Skyline Parkway, 560 feet above the present level of Lake Superior.

“The Amity Creek and Lester River pursue indirect courses through lava formations of the Keweenawan Age. The creek beds, while picturesque are relatively recent geological age compared to the gabbro outcroppings to the west and north. The prevailing soil is red clay deposited when the waters of Glacial Lake Duluth receded 600 million years ago. Seven Bridges Road, popular with painters and photographers, presents some of Duluth’s most frequently reproduced scenes, and is a recreation area for both winter and summer sports.

One of a series of Skyline Drive commemorative plaques erected in 1972 by the Duluth Lion’s Club in cooperation with the Duluth area Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau.”
Marker Type:: Roadside

Visit Instructions:
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