Underground mining on the Mesabi Range

Underground mining on the Mesabi Range

Underground mining on the Mesabi Range, 1906.

Blast hole drilling crew at the Mahoning Mine, Hibbing

Blast hole drilling crew at the Mahoning Mine, Hibbing

Blast hole drilling crew at the Mahoning Mine, Hibbing, 1901. Hibbing is located on the Mesabi Iron Range.

Underground miner, Mesabi Range

Underground miner, Mesabi Range

Underground miner, Mesabi Range, c.1906.

Mesabi Range Strike, 1907

Tired of ethnic discrimination as well as dangerous working conditions, low wages, and long work days, immigrant iron miners on the Mesabi Range in northeastern Minnesota went on strike on July 20, 1907. It was the first organized strike on the state's Iron Range.

Aerial view of Duluth Lift Bridge, Duluth

Aerial view of Duluth Lift Bridge, Duluth

Aerial view of Duluth Lift Bridge and ship canal, Duluth, c.1960.

Aerial ferry bridge at Duluth

Aerial ferry bridge at Duluth

Aerial ferry bridge over the ship canal at Duluth, 1911. Photographer: Edward Albert Fairbrother.

The twin ports, Superior, Wisconsin, Duluth, Minnesota

The twin ports, Superior, Wisconsin, Duluth, Minnesota

The twin ports of Superior, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota, 1909. Author: H. (Henry) Wellge. Publisher: Northern Scenic Publishing Company.

Rocks dropped from loaded barges, Duluth ship canal

Rocks dropped from loaded barges, Duluth ship canal

Rocks dropped from loaded barges into the water, Duluth ship canal c.1900.

Duluth ship canal being dug

Duluth ship canal being dug

Duluth ship canal being dug, Duluth Harbor, Duluth, 1870.

Government ship canal during a storm, Duluth, Minn.

Government ship canal during a storm, Duluth, Minn.

"Government ship canal during a storm, Duluth, Minn." Postcard c.1910.

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