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

Frank Hibbing

 
 
Frank Hibbing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 28, 2007
1. Frank Hibbing Marker
Inscription. Frank Hibbing was a German immigrant who came to Minnesota from Wisconsin, arriving on the Mesaba Range in 1892. He had heard that iron ore was discovered in Mt. Iron in 1890.

He recognized the possibilities of iron ore further to the west.

"I believe there's iron ore under me, my bones feel rusty and chilly," said Mr. Hibbing and he proceeded to purchase land leases.

One of the first things he did was to plot out a townsite. The townsite was incorporated on August 15, 1893 and named Hibbing.

(Photo caption) 1912 – Hibbing at its Finest.
 
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. 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 (here, next to this marker); Business District (here, next to this marker); Schools (here, next to this marker); Carnegie Library (here, next to this marker); Oliver Club
Frank Hibbing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 28, 2007
2. Frank Hibbing Marker
(here, next to this marker); Finnish Workers Hall (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.
 
Also see . . .  Historical Information. "Mr. Hibbing was born in Hanover, Germany on December 1, 1856... He first settled in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin where he worked on a farm and in a shingle mill." (Submitted on February 4, 2008.) 
 
Additional keywords. Old North Hibbing
 
Categories. Settlements & 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 1,919 times since then and 49 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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