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Hull-Rust-Mahoning: 1941

Hull-Rust-Mahoning: 1941

August 1941. "Hull-Rust-Mahoning, world's largest open pit iron mine, near Hibbing, Minnesota." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

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Track laying

I like the sections of Snap-Track sitting there, waiting to be added to the layout!

Interesting to contrast this photo with the "Moving Tracks" one today, in which the usual sleepers appear to be substituted with dirt berms.

Blowin' in the Wind

Somewhere nearby, the infant Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is starting down the road to the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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