Range History

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Train accidents | Mine tax protests | Trial to halt Hibbing move

have caved at last Milwaukee, Feb. 20.—Solomon S. Curry, president of the Metropolitan Iron & Land company, the largest producer of iron ore in the world, made an astounding statement today regarding the nature of the business and predicting a revolution in the industry. “Over $100,000,000 has vanished,” he declared. He said the opening of the Mesaba had been a […]

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Virginia Fire Hall opens | First paid firemen hired

EDITOR’S NOTE: An article on the preceding page contains information about Friends of Virginia Public Safety and a fundraiser they are holding to support the Virginia police and fire departments. The organization also hopes for a new public safety building, so this week I’m including some articles about Virginia’s transition from a volunteer to a paid fire department and the […]

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Virginia’s Carnegie library, 1907-1912


Few photos exist of Virginia’s Carnegie library, but this one gives a full view of its façade. Photos courtesy of the Virginia Area Historical Society.At a Virginia Area Historical Society presentation in December about the Virginia Public Library, I… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Virginia’s origins | Public works and schools

Virginia’s old and new City Halls.EDITOR’S NOTE: After skipping around during our Health Edition, I’m back to where I left off in Iron Ranges of Minnesota, a historical souvenir of the Virginia Enterprise. This week’s history section explores how Vir… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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