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Iron Range Research Center Archival Collections

For many people, Minnesota's Iron Range isn't just a geographic region, it is a way of life. Stretching across the northeastern section of the state, the Iron Range includes everything from vast bands of iron ore to counties with piquant names, like Koochiching. It is a largely rural area, where people's winter pastimes tend to involve skiing, snowmobiles, and ice fishing. This digital collection from the Minnesota Discovery Center preserves the culture and folkways of this area via photographs, oral histories, government records, and manuscripts. Within the Oral History Collection, visitors can look over memories of this region captured and preserved for all time. Visitors can explore labor struggles, internecine political battles in the region, and recreational pursuits. Additionally, the Map Collection is a great way to learn about forest distribution, geological landforms, and iron deposits across the area. All in all, it is a wonderful resource and one that may serve as a model to other institutions.
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October 11th, 2013
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October 9th, 2013 at 2:40pm
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October 10th, 2013 at 10:48am
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