Mesabi Iron Range Strike, 1916

During the summer of 1916, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) coordinated a strike of iron ore miners on the Mesabi Iron Range. The strikers fought for higher wages, an eight-hour workday, and workplace reform. Although the strike failed, it was one of the largest labor conflicts in Minnesota history.

Black and white photograph of a Sons of Italy Fourth of July float, Hibbing, 1930.

Sons of Italy Fourth of July float

Sons of Italy Fourth of July float, Hibbing, 1930.

Black and white photograph of Mr. and Mrs. John Kleimola, Mt. Iron, 1930.

Mr. and Mrs. John Kleimola, Mt. Iron

Mr. and Mrs. John Kleimola, Mt. Iron, 1930.

Black and white photograph of Finnish immigrant Mary Harju Paavola, 1925.

Mary Harju Paavola

Finnish immigrant Mary Harju Paavola, 1925.

Black and white photograph of the Italian American Hall, Eveleth, 1920.

Italian American Hall, Eveleth

Italian American Hall, Eveleth, 1920.

Black and white photograph of a Finnish Stock Company, Ely, 1915.

Finnish Stock Company

Finnish Stock Company, Ely, 1915.

Black and white photograph of a Bohemian boy, Virginia, 1914.

Bohemian boy in Virginia

Bohemian boy, Virginia, 1914.

Black and white photograph of Suomalainen Raittiustalo, Virginia, 1910.

Suomalainen Raittiustalo, Virginia

Suomalainen Raittiustalo, Virginia, 1910.

Black and white photograph of boarding house residents near Troy Mine, 1905.

Boarding house residents near Troy Mine

Boarding house residents near Troy Mine, 1905.

Black and white photograph of a Finnish Lutheran congregation in front of Finnish Temperance Hall, Mt. Iron, 1896.

Finnish Temperance Hall, Mt. Iron

Finnish Lutheran congregation in front of Finnish Temperance Hall, Mt. Iron, 1896.

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