Sunday, March 13, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 13

March 13, 1889 - Tower, St. Louis County, Minn., first occupied by white men and platted as a townsite in 1882, reached by the Duluth and Iron Range railroad in 1884, and incorporated as a city [on this date] was named in honor of Charlemagne Tower, Sr., of Philadelphia, Pa. He was connected with the Minnesota Iron Company and the Duluth and Iron Range railroad company, and was thus instrumental in opening in 1884 the great iron industry of Minnesota.

The name also honors Charlemagne Tower, Jr., who was president of the Duluth and Iron Range railroad company, and managing director of the Minnesota Iron Company.


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