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What led to the construction of the Split Rock Lighthouse?

On July 31, 1910, the Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors opened on Minnesota's North Shore. Why was it built? A) To increase tourism north of Duluth. B) To serve as the perfect background subject for artists and photographers. C) As a response to a 1905 storm that sank dozens of ships on Lake Superior. For the answer, click on the headline above...
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C) The Split Rock Lighthouse was built in response to a 1905 storm that sank 26 ships on Lake Superior. The station closed in 1969 when modern navigational equipment made it obsolete. In 1971, the State of Minnesota obtained the scenic landmark, with administrative responsibility eventually given to the Minnesota Historical Society.

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