Monday, March 3, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 3

March 3, 1891 – “Ely, a city on the Vermilion range, platted as a village in 1887, incorporated as a city [on this date], was named in honor of Arthur Ely, of Cleveland, Ohio, one of the financial promoters of the construction of the Duluth and Iron Range railroad, which was opened to traffic here in July, 1888. He also was prominent in the development of the iron mines at Tower.”

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