Range History

IRON RANGES OF MINNESOTA, 1909

Lakeshore Sparta is superseded by the village of Gilbert

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s community of Sparta—what’s left of it—is not the same Sparta described here. The Sparta in this account was a proper village whose main street ran perpendicular to Ely Lake. It had a grid of streets, businesses, churches, a school, and a train station. That Sparta is long gone, but when this was written in 1909, the town […]

IRON RANGES OF MINNESOTA, 1909

Hotel Glode | Miners National Bank | Eveleth Electric Company

HOTEL GLODE At Eveleth is one of the leading hostelries of the Mesaba range and is unsurpassed in northern Minnesota as regards the quality of service and extent of the accommodations afforded to its guests. The building, which was erected five years ago, is a substantial brick structure consisting of three stories and basement and is strictly modern in arrangement […]

IRON RANGES OF MINNESOTA, 1909

Eveleth mines | Pioneer citizens | Public buildings

A group of Eveleth miners in the 1890s. Photos courtesy of the Eveleth Heritage Society.EDITOR’S NOTE: I decided to skip some of the drier Virginia content (primarily biographical sketches of businessmen) in Iron Ranges of Minnesota and move on to th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

IRON RANGES OF MINNESOTA, 1909

Troy Steam Laundry | Le Nark Cigar Co. | Central Hotel

 TROY STEAM LAUNDRY An enterprise of no slight consequence to Virginia is the Troy Steam Laundry which was established in 1896 and has been under present management since the following year. The building occupied by the laundry is 25 by 75 feet… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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