Local History

Hoops at the Hipp

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1970 was the end of an era for District 27 basketball tournaments

EVELETH — The Eveleth Hippodrome (Hipp) is justifiably famous for hosting some of the best hockey players and teams in America since 1922. It also hosted the District 27 high school basketball tournament for many years. District 27 was one of 32 districts statewide. Those 32 districts represented almost 500 teams in the late 1960s. The last tournament at the […]

Early history of Tower and Soudan, part 2

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Lumber industry | Lake Vermilion | Civic organizations

Lumber Industry Although the first attractions to this wilderness area were the gold mines and the iron ore, to those who were interested in lumbering business, the fine stands of virgin Norway and white pine timber were of interest. Large numbers of cruisers, loggers and others took advantage of their rights to file on these timbered lands. This brought on […]

Early history of Tower and Soudan, part 1

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Neighboring towns were established in the early 1880s

Minnesota Iron Company operations near Tower, 1891. Archives and Special Collections, Kathryn A. Martin Library, University of Minnesota Duluth.Tower, the first city of the ranges, in the vicinity of Jasper Peak and Lake Vermilion, close to the histo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

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