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Miners: On this anniversary, know the dignity of your calling

Mesabi’s Iron Ore discovered on November 16, 1890


On November 16, 1890 mining captain J.A. Nichols and a group of men found the elusive iron ore that the Merritt Brothers had been searching for since the late 1880s. The next day Nichols delivered 50 pounds of “rich, marvelous, 64 percent iron in h...

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