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Steamboats Itasca and War Eagle at the St. Paul levee, 1859.
Painting showing a view of St. Paul, 1855.
Watercolor painting of an interior view of Fort Snelling, c.1853.
Oil on canvas painting of Fort Snelling, c.1855.
Black and white photograph of St. Anthony Falls taken c.1860.
Open pit mining, Mesabi Range, c.1950.
View from Mesabi Range, c.1916.
First mine on Mesabi Range, near Mountain Iron, c.1892.
Leonidas Merritt, c.1919.
In the 1880s, several members of the Lewis H. Merritt family discovered hematite on the Mesabi Range. This led to industrial development in northeastern Minnesota and the growth of the Lake Superior iron industry.
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