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ID: 7013622
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Duluth (inhabited place)  Duluth (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 47 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.7833  decimal degrees
Long: 092 06 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -92.1000  decimal degrees

Note: NE Minnesota at W end of Lake Superior; although icebound in winter, is 2nd busiest port in USA for tonnage shipped; area probably explored by Radisson & Groseilliers 1654-1660; visited by Daniel Greysolon, Sieur Duluth in 1679, next by fur traders.

Names:
Duluth (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Minnesota (state)  ............  Minnesota (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Saint Louis (county)  ................  Saint Louis (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Duluth (inhabited place)  ....................  Duluth (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  had first permanent settlement in 1852, town was laid out in 1856 & incorporated in 1870
city (C)
county seat (C)
inland port (C)  ............  located at W end of St. Lawrence Seaway for shipping grain, crude oil, iron ore, coal & formerly timber
industrial center (C)  ............  for steel, cement, electrical equipment & metal products
commercial center (C)  ............  for merchandising & conventions
transportation center (C)  ............  for rail (to NW wheat region), air, road & water
tourist center (C)  ............  including access to Superior National Forest
military center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  for College of St. Scholastica, Duluth Institute of Technology & branch of University of Minnesota
cultural center (C)  ............  for symphony, theater & art museum

Sources and Contributors:
Duluth..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 180
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 256
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 266
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS27005613
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 346
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 180
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 256
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 266
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS27005613
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 346
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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