Near Hibbing in St. Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Moving the Town
They would then have to arrange to move them at their own expense. Many businesses were also moved.
It was quite an achievement considering the equipment available in the 1920's and 1930's. Not all the buildings survived the journey.
Location. 47° 26.696′ N, 92° 56.39′ W. Marker is near Hibbing, Minnesota, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Lincoln Street east of 2nd Avenue North, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker can be reached from Greyhound Boulevard/3rd Avenue East. Marker is in this post office area: Hibbing MN 55746, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Business District (here, next to this marker); Frank Hibbing (here, next to this marker); Schools (here, next to this marker); Carnegie Library (here, next to this marker); Oliver Club (here, next to this marker); Finnish Workers Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver Mining Co. Headquarters / Oliver Shop Laboratory Train Depot / Street Car Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Hibbing.
Regarding Moving the Town. The nearby Hull-Rust Mine began mining operations in 1896. The Village of Hibbing grew up near this mine pit. In 1918 all the buildings in the northern section of town were mounted on steel wheels and moved two miles to the south to make room for the mine's expansion.
Also see . . . Historical Information. "Hibbing grew rapidly in its early years as the huge iron ore mines such as the Mahoning, Hull Rust, Sellers and Burt provided the raw material for Americas industrial revolution. In fact, the mines encroached on the village from the east, north and south and it was determined that some of the ore body actually went under the town whose population had hit 20,000 by 1915." (Submitted on February 3, 2008.)
Additional keywords. North Hibbing
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
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