Enger Tower Marker – Duluth, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 46° 46.567 W 092° 07.489
15T E 566813 N 5180657
Quick Description: This historical marker is found just inside the door to the Enger Tower.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 6/19/2013 4:41:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMHBBF
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
This historical marker is found just inside the door to the Enger Tower. It tells about the life of one of Duluth’s most noted Norwegian immigrants who made a difference in the city of Duluth. Its text reads:


"To the memory of Bert J. Enger, 1864 – 1931, Native of Norway,
Citizen of Duluth

"From Common Laborer to Merchant Prince, he demonstrated in his own life that America is a land of opportunity for the immigrant, and that her civilization is enriched by his citizenship.

"In his life time, by a very generous gift, he enabled the City of Duluth to acquire and develop the land adjacent to this tower as a park and golf course for the enjoyment of future generations, and at his death bequeathed two-thirds of his estate to the people of Duluth.

"Hereabout, in his life time, he spent leisure hours in admiration of the panorama of Duluth and its environs which you now may see from this tower.

"In recognition of his devotion and generosity, the people of Duluth elected him to their Hall of Fame and will always cherish his memory.

"Dedicated June 15, 1939, by Olav, Crown Prince of Norway.

"Erected 1939 by Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of Norway."
Marker Type:: City

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