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Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota's Iron Range, 1915-2000

Jeffrey T. Manuel


Taconite Dreams describes a century-long struggle to preserve the iron ore mining in Minnesota's Iron Range region. Once among the world's richest iron ore mining districts, the Iron Range propelled the U. S. steel industry in the late nineteenth century. Yet in the twentieth century the Iron Range struggled in the face of deeply entrenched challenges from globalization, automation, and depletion. Taconite Dreams describes the key moments in the Iron Range's modern history, including the development of taconite mining as a technological fix for declining hematite mines, the 1964 taconite amend ... More

Keywords: Iron Range, deindustrialization, taconite, mining history, Reserve Mining v USA, economic development, Edward Davis, Ironworld

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816694297
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694297.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey T. Manuel, author
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville