Color image of Faribo brand wool blanket in its original box, woven by Faribault Woolen Mills, 1970.

Faribo brand blanket and box

Faribo brand wool blanket in its original box, woven by Faribault Woolen Mills, 1970.

Color image if Faribault Woolen Mill Company textile sample book, c.1935.

Cloth sales sample

Faribault Woolen Mill Company textile sample book, c.1935.

Black and white image of the Office of Faribault Woolen Mills, founder Carl H. Klemer standing to right of bicycle, 1897.

Office of Faribault Woolen Mills

Office of Faribault Woolen Mills, founder Carl H. Klemer standing to right of bicycle, 1897.

Color image of the north façade of the Faribault Woolen Mill Company, 2011.

North façade, view to south

North façade of Faribault Woolen Mills, 2011. Photograph by Elizabeth A. Gales.

The Faribault Woolen Mill Company

The Faribault Woolen Mill Company has statewide significance as one of the largest and oldest fully integrated woolen mills in Minnesota. The mill started as a small family-owned business in the nineteenth century and grew to become the largest and longest-surviving woolen mill in the state.

Black and white photograph of the statue of Leonidas Merritt in front of the public library in the town of Mountain Iron, 1940.

Statue of Leonidas Merritt at Mountain Iron; Robert Crump, sculptor

Statue of Leonidas Merritt in front of the public library in the town of Mountain Iron, 1940. The inscription reads: "Leonidas Merritt, 1844–1926, Pioneer Prospector, Number One of the Seven Iron Men."

Black and white photograph of John E. Merritt, 1920.

John E. Merritt

John E. Merritt, 1920.

Black and white photograph of the ore docks at Duluth, 1903.

Ore docks at Duluth

The ore docks at Duluth, 1903. These docks were originally begun by the Merritts, but the family was barely able to utilize them before losing their mining interests to John D. Rockefeller.

Black and white photograph of Alfred Merritt, and his wife Jane, c.1900.

Alfred and Jane A. Merritt

Alfred Merritt, and his wife Jane, c.1900. While Leonidas led the mining operation, it was Alfred that brought suit against John D. Rockefeller.

Black and white photograph of the first train depot, built by the Merritts at Mountain Iron, 1893.

First Depot at Mountain Iron

The first train depot, built by the Merritts at Mountain Iron was part of a larger railroad project heavily bankrolled by John D. Rockefeller, 1893.

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