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Ore of Yore: 1941

Ore of Yore: 1941

August 1941. "Children of old Hibbing, Minnesota, the part of town which is gradually being torn down as mining operations expand, sell pieces of ore and iron range souvenirs to tourists." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Filed for bankruptcy.

Long term move

Moving this part of the town began in 1918 but wasn't finished until the mid 1950s. The photos of them moving really BIG buildings are amazing.

I'm pretty sure

Someone was trying to create the biased bowl haircut!

Postcards from the edge

Litigation arising from the City Council's decision to allow the mining company to devour a chunk of Hibbing brought about some interesting case law from the Minnesota Supreme Court. If they took your house, or the road in front of your house, you were constitutionally entitled to payment, but not if they only took the road to the road in front of your house.

Entrepreneurs at the start

Industrious boys for sure. I wonder where their dreams took them.

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