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Two Harbors in Lake County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine

1884

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2014
1. First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine Marker
Inscription.  

Sample weighs 700 lbs.
Contains 70% iron
Presented by
Thomas Owens

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 47° 1.128′ N, 91° 40.234′ W. Marker is in Two Harbors, Minnesota, in Lake County. Marker and ore are at the Lake County Historical Society Depot Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 South Avenue, Two Harbors MN 55616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine (here, next to this marker); Ore Car #251, 1884 & Bobber Caboose #22 (#52), 1893 (here, next to this marker); D&IR Railroad Company Sleigh (a few steps from this marker); Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Locomotive #3 (a few steps from this marker); Hand Car, Velocipede, Sleigh, Station Wagon (a few steps from this marker); Duluth and Iron Range Depot (a few steps from this marker); Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Yellowstone Mallet #229
First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2014
2. First Ore Taken From A Minnesota Mine and Marker
In foreground
(within shouting distance of this marker); John Dwan Office Building (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Two Harbors.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lake County Historical Society Depot Museum. (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Minnesota Mining History. (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Explore Minnesota: Iron Ore. (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. History of Mining in Minnesota. (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. History of Minnesota's Vermillion Iron Range Mining Activity & Towns (through 1922). (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Thomas Owens Manuscripts Description. (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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