Chisholm in St. Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Emergence of Man Through Steel
This devotion to a nation, they adopted as one, makes the heritage of the iron range foremost 'neath the sun.
The legend lives. They were the "Iron Men" who dug the mines and contributed to the building and expansion of this country, during an industrial age. They helped to provide the iron needed when freedom was threatened.
Today, as the industrial age ebbs, and the technological age advances, the Iron Men are honored with a shrine that tells us they will never be forgotten. The magnificent sculpture evokes strength and embodies past history and ensures continued remembrance of the "Iron Men."
Look at the contentment in the chiseled face, and you will see the soul of all the Iron Men who ever were.
This statue, the third largest free-standing memorial in the United States, is a lasting tribute to the Mesabi, Vermilion, Cuyuna and Gogebic ranges' men of steel, who carved out of a sylvan wilderness the iron ore that made America the industrial giant of the world.
Yes, the Iron Man lives.
by Veda Ponikvar
Location. 47° 28.875′ N, 92° Touch for map. Marker can be reached from Iron World Road. Marker is in this post office area: Chisholm MN 55719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moving the Town ( approx. 3.2 miles away); Business District ( approx. 3.2 miles away); Frank Hibbing ( approx. 3.2 miles away); Schools ( approx. 3.2 miles away); Carnegie Library ( approx. 3.2 miles away); Oliver Club ( approx. 3.2 miles away); Oliver Mining Co. Headquarters / Oliver Shop Laboratory ( approx. 3.3 miles away); Finnish Workers Hall ( approx. 3.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Iron Ore Miner Statue. The statue, which marks the west entrance to Chisholm, is the third-largest freestanding statue in the nation, coming in behind the Statue of Liberty and the Arch of St. Louis. (Submitted on March 30, 2008.)
2. City of Chisholm. The City of Chisholm is at the geographic center of the largest depository of iron ore in the world, the Mesabi Iron Range, about 200 miles north of the Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and about 100 miles south of the Canadian Border. (Submitted on March 30, 2008.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
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