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Duluth & Iron Range Rail Road Company Shops, Southwest of downtown Two Harbors, northwest of Agate Bay, Two Harbors, Lake County, MN

Duluth & Iron Range Rail Road Company Shops, Southwest of downtown Two Harbors, northwest of Agate Bay, Two Harbors, Lake County, MN

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Duluth and Iron Range Rail Road Company (D&IR) Shops near Two Harbors, Minnesota, are representative of the resources required to operate a railroad dedicated to the transportation of iron ore. The shops serviced the rolling stock of the D&IR and, later, the larger entity of the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company. The D&IR was Minnesota's first Iron Range railroad, helping to establish the state as a major iron-producer in the late nineteenth century. Ore pulled from the Vermillion and Mesabi Iron Ranges and transported by the D&IR contributed significantly to the growth of the country.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N801
Survey number: HAER MN-99
Building/structure dates: 1887-1941 Initial Construction

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Date

1969 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Hess, Roise & Company, contractor
Hemisphere Field Services, contractor
Breakey, Kim, field team
Schirmer, Ron, field team
Roise, Charlene, project manager
Kumar, Rebecca, transmitter
Mathiason, Jerry, photographer
Gardner, Denis, historian
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lake county47.02271, -91.67073
Google Map of 47.0227111, -91.67073219999999
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