1931 : Isle Royale National Park Authorized

March 3, 2023 all-day

On March 3, 1931, Congress authorized the creation of Isle Royale National Park.

The Chippewa called the island Minong or a “good high place”. By the twentieth century it had passed into the hands of private owners when state and federal funds were used to purchased the island as a national park. Due to World War II, the park was not dedicated until August 1947.

Sources :

Historical Society of Michigan

Zlati Meyer, This Week in Michigan History : First steps for Isle Royale National Park, Detroit Free Press, March 2, 2014.

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