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The Winchell Trail
THE WINCHELL TRAIL
MARKED BY THIS BOULDER BROUGHT FROM THE MESABI IRON RANGE WAS NAMED IN HONOR OF THE EMINENT GEOLOGIST NEWTON HORACE WINCHELL WHOSE SCIENTIFIC STUDIES ALONG THIS RIVER PROVIDED A MEASURE FOR THE TIME SINCE THE GLACIAL PERIOD THE EARLY APPRECIATION OF THE ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF MINNESOTA'S RESOURCES DID MUCH TO PRESERVE FOR THE PEOPLE SOME SHORE IN THE STATE'S MINERAL WEALTH