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Quetico - Superior

Quetico - Superior

Photo by contributor Bill Moody - Posted May, 2007

Plaque Location

The District of Rainy River
The Township of Atikokan
In Quetico Provincial Park
at the Prairie Portage station on Basswood Lake
close to the international border
An identical plaque can be found at the
Cache Bay Entry Station at Saganaga Lake


Coordinates: N 48 06.732 W 91 36.360

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Plaque Text

A wilderness area of unequalled beauty, Quetico - Superior has long been a focal point for recreationists and conservationists. At the turn of the century, public concern about outdoor recreation and wilderness protection in the Rainy Lake watershed led to the designation in 1909 of the Superior National Forest, the Minnesota Game Reserve and the Quetico Forest Reserve. Four years later Quetico became a provincial park. Since that time the governments of the United States, Minnesota and Ontario have worked co-operatively to ensure the preservation of Quetico - Superior as one of the world's largest international wilderness areas.

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