Welcome to Orr, MN
N 48° 03.114 W 092° 49.896
15U E 512549 N 5322082
Quick Description: Welcome sign is located on Hwy 53 in Saint Louis County, Minnesota.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2012 2:55:11 PM
Waymark Code: WME40Z
The Orr Blue gill is a realistically painted three dimensional fiberglass statue and wooden welcome sign, it dates from before the 1980s, and is credited to sculptor Gordon Shumaker (who created other Minnesota giants: White Bear's Chevy dealer Polar Bear, Smokey Bear in International Falls, and Alexandria's Viking, "Big Ole.").
For over 80 years, tourists have been drawn to Orr and Pelican Lake, because of its reputation for great fishing, clear water and the opportunity to experience the serenity of true wilderness. Pines and evergreens line the shores along with rocks left over from the ice age.
Pelican Lake is haled as one of Minnesota's great fishing lakes with an abundant supply of bluegills, large and smallmouth bass, walleyes, crappies, northern pike, bullheads and perch. Children enjoy casting a line for panfish and are rarely disappointed!
The population was 267 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) of it is land and 0.74% is water.(from) (visit link