Monday, October 31, 2016

On this Date in Minnesota History: October 31

October 31, 1913 – The U.S. Steel Corp., Minnesota’s largest taxpayer, today paid $1,520.515.28 to George H. Vivion, St. Louis County treasurer, in full payment of the last half of its real estate tax for 1912. In March, the corporation paid $1,519,503.19, which brings the total to $3,040,118.47. This includes all of the corporation’s property in St. Louis County, including $549,098.40 on inactive mines and timber

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Steel Tax Totals $3,040,118.47. Corporation Pays This Sum to St. Louis County Treasurer.”; Nov. 1, 1913; p. 1.


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