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Published by St. Louis County Historical Society in Duluth, Minn .
Written in English



  • Fond du Lac, Duluth,
  • Duluth,
  • Jay Cooke State Park, Minn.


  • Fond du Lac, Duluth -- History.,
  • Duluth -- History.,
  • Jay Cooke State Park, Minn. -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesFond du Lac and Jay Cooke park.
Statementby John Fritzen.
LC ClassificationsF614.D8 F73
The Physical Object
Pagination48, [1] p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4761007M
LC Control Number78107832

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  The canoe was built by several canoe makers on the Fond du Lac Reservation. Bob King / [email protected] Another strong season of visitorship at Jay Cooke State Park   In , burials from Fond du Lac were relocated to this cemetery located within Jay Cooke State Park. Established by Eustache Roussain, this cemetery was first used by the Roussain family and then, until or , by the general community. It is unclear from historic records, how many burials were moved from Fond du Lac to this burial   JAY COOKE STATE PARK -- One hundred years ago the company that eventually became Minnesota Power decided it didn't need 2, acres of land along a Mont du Lac’s Trophy Lodge offers a rustic elegance and panoramic views that make it perfect for both an indoor and outdoor wedding venue. With breathtaking vistas of the St. Louis River Corridor and Jay Cooke State Park, your ceremony and reception will be one to ://