Range History

Range Broom Factory: 1920 – 1943

A unique Chisholm business employed men with vision loss


CHISHOLM — Nearly 100 years ago, a blind woman from Duluth launched a business intended to provide jobs for blind people on the Iron Range. The Range Broom Factory in Chisholm operated until 1943 and was a unique employment opportunity previously unavailable to those with vision loss. I was first introduced to this story while another UMD student and I […]

This month in Minnesota history

Nov. 1 1841: Father Lucien Galtier dedicates his log church to “St. Paul, the apostle of nations.” This name is deemed superior to “Pig’s Eye,” the community’s previous moniker, and St. Paul is incorporated as a town on this date in 1849. The log structure later serves as the first school of the Sisters of St. Joseph, and in 1856 […]

Eveleth News excerpts

Stories from the Iron Range Historical Society archives

First grade students at Eveleth’s Lincoln School in 1917. 1st row, l. to r.: Joe Cerjanc, Arsindo Marrucci, Gdmar Anderson, Ernest Juola, Rudy Niemi, Arthur Dalin, Frank Anzele, Bud Erickson. 2nd row, l. to r.: Arthur M orrison, Carl Strand, Anna Uha… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Notes on the early history of Eveleth

Dr. C. W. More reminisces about Eveleth in the 1890s

Dr. More and his horse-drawn sleigh, 1890s. Photos courtesy of Archives and Special Collections, University of Minnesota Duluth (General Historic Photograph Collection). EDITOR’S NOTE: This memoir was written by Eveleth pioneer Dr. Charles W. More… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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