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Iron Ranges of Minnesota, 1909

Village of Hibbing | The hub of the central Mesabi Range

EDITOR’S NOTE: Iron Ranges of Minnesota, a souvenir publication of the Virginia Enterprise published in 1909, continues moving west this week. This and upcoming history sections will include excerpts from a profile of Hibbing, once one of the largest cities in the state. These descriptions of the village were written a decade before the town was moved two miles south […]

Eveleth’s Lagges brothers



Growing up in Eveleth My family moved from Alexandria in west central Minnesota to Eveleth in November 1960 when I was six years old. Shortly after coming to Eveleth, a nice Greek man came to our door to welcome our family to the city. He had learned that my mother was half Greek and said it was customary when a […]

Iron Ranges of Minnesota, 1909

Chisholm’s namesake | Hotel Neally | First National Bank

This sign (part of Chisholm’s downtown walking tour) gives a history of Chisholm’s 1908 fire. It is located on the east side of the Chisholm Fire Hall. Photo by Tucker Nelson.Nature’s provision for mankind Nothing, we are told, was ever created in v… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Not in Kansas anymore

The 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic reaches the Iron Range


 AUTHOR’S NOTE: Do you have historical material about the 1918 pandemic’s impact on the Iron Range and would be willing to donate it? If so, the Iron Range Research Center welcomes the opportunity to add it to its permanent archives. Also, a ful… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Iron Ranges of Minnesota, 1909

The village of Chisholm recovers from a devastating 1908 fire

Views of Lake Street in Chisholm immediately after a devastating fire on Sept. 6, 1908 (top), and then in July 1909 after most businesses had rebuilt. Images courtesy of the Virginia Area Historical Society.Village of Chisholm The appalling disaster… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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