Sunday, April 9, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 9

April 9, 1912 – The first mining operations in the Minnesota iron district for this season were begun today when the Shenango pit at Chisholm and the Whiteside mine at Hibbing, started to take out ore. Shipments to the docks at Duluth will begin in a few days. Stripping operations at the Buffalo property at Hibbing also resumed today.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Hibbing Mining Season Opens”; April 10, 1912; p. 1.

 The Shenango Pit at Chisholm


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