Crane Lake, Minnesota: Big Voyageur Statue

This statue is fairly out-of-the-way for something that's 15 feet tall. Built in 1959, it pays tribute to the bearded, buckskin-wearing French paddlers that explored the region.
Address:
Crane Lake Rd, Crane Lake, MN
Directions:
From US Hwy 53 at Orr, turn east onto Hwy 23. Drive 16.5 miles to Buyck, then continue another 8.5 miles on Crane Lake Rd. The statue will be on the right, at the intersection of Crane Lake and Nelson Rds.
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Voyageur statue. Big Voyageur Statue

Bring insect repellent! And read about the people who lived here! Quite fascinating.

[Eileen Dimino, 08/16/2010]

Intrepid buckskin-wearing French paddlers explored the lakes of Minnesota. This 15-ft. tall happy, bearded tribute was erected in 1959.

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