Minnesota's Arrowhead Region: A Tourist Mecca
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 45° 35.949 W 092° 59.597
15T E 500523 N 5049511
Quick Description: Lured by America's premier wilderness canoe region, Lake Superiors rugged shoreline and cascading streams, and Duluth's reputation as America's great inland seaport, tourists have been coming to northeastern Minnesota since the 1890's.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 11/2/2007 8:09:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM2H0A
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
In recognition of this great natural treasure, President Theodore Roosevelt established the Superior National Forest in 1909.

tourist first came by steamship and rail. But it was the advent of the automobile and the building of roads, that opened what came to be called the Arrowhead Region. The regions civic leaders, quick to take advantage of this new opportunity, organized the Arrowhead Association in 1925 to promote the area's recreational opportunities. Thanks in part to the organizations efforts the North Shore Drive soon came to be known as one of the nations most scenic highways. Americans, infatuated with the freedom and adventure of automobile travel, came in large numbers. In 1938 and estimated 1,000,000 tourists visited Split Rock Lighthouse, and in 1940, the US Coast Guard declared it to be "probably the most visited lighthouse in the US".

The State of MN acquired several scenic areas along the North Shore for parks: Gooseberry Falls in 1933. Cascade River in 1934 and Temperance River in 1936. In 1926 the federal government moved to preserve the pristine lakes and forests of the boundary region as a wilderness canoe county. This region remains a favorite destination for travelers from all over the world who heed the captivating call of the Arrowhead Region.
Marker Type:: Roadside

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