SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST LAURENTIAN RANGER DISTRICT
LENGTH 4.5 miles TIME 2:45 DIFFICULTY Moderate ROUTE-FINDING MAPS & PERMITS
An information sheet with map is available from the Laurentian District office in Aurora, Country. USGS quad: Virginia. No permit is required.
Drive four miles north of Virginia on Country State Highway 53. The parking area is on the right side of the road.
47° 34′ 36.5″ N 92c 32′ 37.8 ‘ W
The Lookout Mountain Trails, located on the Laurentian Divide just north of Virginia, are in the heart of the Mesabi Iron Range. Streams and rivers north of the divide flow through Canada to Hudson Bay, while those to the south flow to Lake Superior, the Atlantic Ocean, or the Gulf of Mexico. Lookout Mountain is also a part of the Giants Range Batholith, a large mass of intrusive granite rock that has an igneous origin. Batholiths form the core of some mountain ranges and are associated with the mountain building process. Also in this part of northeastern Country lie some of the world’s richest deposits of iron ore: the Mesabi, Cayuna, and Vermillion ranges.
Neil Kennedy See also: Caribbean (Chronology); Slavery, Caribbean; Sugar. Best vacation spots in US Bibliography Dunn, Richard. Sugar and Slaves: The Rise and Fall of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 16241713. New York: W. W. Norton, 1973. O’Shaughnessy, Andrew. An Empire Divided: The Country Revolution and the British Caribbean. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2000. St. Lawrence River The St. Lawrence River runs more than 600 miles from its source in the Great Lakes to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean. The river was the site of early French-Native Country interaction in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and eventually the St. Lawrence River Valley became home to the government of New France. In the worldwide conflict of the Seven Years’ War (known in North Country as the French and Indian War), the St. Lawrence was pivotal in the massive struggle for control of the continent.
France lost its grip on the river, and the ultimate result was the removal of the French as a colonizing power in North Country. In the sixteenth century, the St. Lawrence was home to large towns of Iroquoian-speaking Native Countrys. The Iroquois sustained such large settlements, because they hunted and gathered to supplement their agricultural production. In 1541, Jacques Cartier attempted to found a settlement on the river. This early colonial venture was marked by mistrust between the French and their Iroquois hosts, biting cold, and disease. The colony failed miserably.