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Near Hibbing in St. Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Finnish Workers Hall

 
 
Finnish Workers Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 28, 2007
1. Finnish Workers Hall Marker
Inscription. The Finnish people were one of the first ethnic groups to arrive in this area in the late 1890's and early 1900's.

They built this building on this site in 1909. It was used for stage plays, dances and other social events put on for the Finnish community.

It was also a place for the workers to discuss working conditions and how to improve them. They were very instrumental in organizing the first unions.
 
Location. 47° 26.682′ N, 92° 56.405′ W. Marker is near Hibbing, Minnesota, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Lincoln Street east of 2nd Avenue North, on the right when traveling east. Touch 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. Moving the Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Business District (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Hibbing (within shouting distance of this marker); Schools (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver Club
Nearby Sign – Gardens image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 28, 2007
2. Nearby Sign – Gardens
Many old country traditions were brought by the immigrants that settled in this area.
One was the planting of gardens so they would have fresh vegetables for their meals. Also, they would can tomatoes, peas, corn and other vegetables to have for the winter months.
Some raised chickens, cows and pigs. Any surplus of vegetables, eggs, milk and meat they might have, they would sell at the village market.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver Mining Co. Headquarters / Oliver Shop Laboratory (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Train Depot / Street Car Bridge (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hibbing.
 
Regarding Finnish Workers Hall. 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.
 
Additional keywords. North Hibbing
 
Categories. Labor UnionsNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,488 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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