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First store in Babbitt Minnesota, 1920
First store in Babbitt Minnesota, 1920
Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society - click image to enlarge or purchase


Construction of House A2, Babbitt Minnesota, 1920
Construction of House A2, Babbitt Minnesota, 1920
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Early taconite location at Babbitt Minnesota, 1920
Early taconite location at Babbitt Minnesota, 1920
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Duluth & Iron Range bunk cars used during building of Sulphur Camp near Babbitt, 1920
Duluth & Iron Range bunk cars used during building of
Sulphur Camp near Babbitt Minnesota, 1920

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Houses built by the Mesabi Iron Company for its employees, Babbitt Minnesota, 1920
Houses built by the Mesabi Iron Company for its employees, Babbitt, 1920
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Arrival of first car into Babbitt by road, 1920
Arrival of first car into Babbitt by road, 1920
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Taconite plant at Babbitt Minnesota, 1922
Taconite plant at Babbitt Minnesota, 1922
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Abandoned houses at Babbitt Mine, 1937
Abandoned houses at Babbitt Mine, 1937
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Schoolhouse in Babbitt Minnesota 1938
Schoolhouse in Babbitt Minnesota 1938
From Old Babbitt: The Plant and the Community 1920 - 1957
By Milt Stenlund and Althea Hocking Stenlund
Published by Heritage North, Grand Rapids Minnesota, 1996


Circa 1946 "Pleasant view" rooming houses near plant. Note plant in upper left.
Circa 1946 "Pleasant view" rooming houses near plant. Note plant in upper left.
From Old Babbitt: The Plant and the Community 1920 - 1957
By Milt Stenlund and Althea Hocking Stenlund
Published by Heritage North, Grand Rapids Minnesota, 1996


Babbitt Plant, Babbitt Minnesota, 1950
Babbitt Plant, Babbitt Minnesota, 1950
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Babbitt Plant, Babbitt Minnesota, 1952
Babbitt Plant, Babbitt Minnesota, 1952
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The old Babbitt plant of the Mesabi Iron Company was enlarged and reuilt for use as a test plant by Reserve Mining Company in 1951-52. It operated from 1952-57 producing taconite pellets.
The old Babbitt plant of the Mesabi Iron Company was enlarged and rebuilt for use as a test plant by Reserve Mining Company in 1951-52. It operated from 1952-57 producing taconite pellets. Photo from 1952.
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Building a rock crusher, Babbitt Minnesota, 1953
Building a rock crusher, Babbitt Minnesota, 1953
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Babbitt Minnesota - New town built to house workers at taconite mine, 1953
Babbitt Minnesota - New town built to house workers at taconite mine, 1953
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Aerial view of Babbitt Minnesota, 1955
Aerial view of Babbitt Minnesota, 1955
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Taconite is blasted loose, then loaded by huge electric powered shovels into forty-five ton side dump trucks, Babbitt Minnesota, 1960
Taconite is blasted loose, then loaded by huge electric powered shovels into forty-five ton side dump trucks, Babbitt Minnesota, 1960
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The world's largest coarse crusher built by Reserve Mining Company near its taconite mine at Babbitt Minnesota, 1960
The world's largest coarse crusher built by Reserve Mining Company near its taconite mine at Babbitt Minnesota, 1960
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Crushing taconite at Reserve Mining Company's facility in Babbitt Minnesota, 1960
Crushing taconite at Reserve Mining Company's facility in Babbitt Minnesota, 1960
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Large electric power shovels lift five cubic yards of taconite at a time and load it into forty-five ton side-dump trucks to be hauled from the mine to Reserve's coarse-crushing plants at Babbitt Minnesota, 1960
Large electric power shovels lift five cubic yards of taconite at a time and load it into forty-five ton side-dump trucks to be hauled from the mine to Reserve's coarse-crushing plants at Babbitt Minnesota, 1960
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Shopping Center, Babbitt Minnesota, 1960's
Shopping Center, Babbitt Minnesota, 1960's
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Taconite Plant, Babbitt Minnesota, 1965
Taconite Plant, Babbitt Minnesota, 1965
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Aerial View, Northshore Mining Company Babbitt Operations
Aerial View, Northshore Mining Company Babbitt Operations - 2003
Courtesy Northshore Mining Company


Welcome Sign, Babbitt Minnesota, 2005
Welcome Sign, Babbitt Minnesota, 2005
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St. Pius Catholic Church, Babbitt Minnesota, 2005
St. Pius Catholic Church, Babbitt Minnesota, 2005
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Babbitt Arena, Babbitt Minnesota, 2005
Babbitt Arena, Babbitt Minnesota, 2005
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John F Kennedy High School, Babbitt Minnesota, 2005
John F Kennedy High School, Babbitt Minnesota, 2005
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Street scene, Babbitt Minnesota, 2005
Street scene, Babbitt Minnesota, 2005
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Babbitt Golf Course, Babbitt Minnesota, 2005
Babbitt Golf Course, Babbitt Minnesota, 2005
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Duluth Clinic Babbitt, Babbitt Minnesota, 2007
Duluth Clinic Babbitt, Babbitt Minnesota, 2007
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Babbitt iron ore mine, Babbitt Minnesota, 2007
Babbitt iron ore mine, Babbitt Minnesota, 2007

 

 

    
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