Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior’s North Shore has joined the exclusive club of National Historic Landmarks. So has the Grand Mound near International Falls.
Fourteen new sites were added this year to the 2,500 National Historic Landmarks in the country; only 12 are lighthouses.
Split Rock celebrated its 100th anniversary last summer with many events.
Grand Mound is an ancient Indian burial grounds in the midst of a village and fishing site dating back to 200 B.C. An interpretive center was closed there in 2007, because some consider it sacred, so the site is not open to the public but is maintained by the Minnesota Historical Society.