Saturday, November 22, 2008

Old Antique Vintage Mining Postcards Hibbing Minnesota

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The last article covered the wheat harvest in Minnesota so today I wanted to touch another engine of the Minnesota economy which is iron ore mining. The first postcard shows a typical surface plant of the underground Godfrey Mine in Hibbing Minnesota. The information on the back of the 1937 Curteich postcard says the mine was four miles east of Hibbing, had two levels, was 270 feet deep and covered 200 acres.

The next view is a circa 1916 E. C. Kropp postcard showing a Great Northern railroad mallet type train engine drawing 120 ore cars near Hibbing Minnesota. Both of these post cards are available in my Minnesota listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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