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Moving Hibbing

Title: Map of a Section of Old Hibbing
Type: Map
Date: 1897
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: This map shows part of the old town site of Hibbing in 1897.

Map of a Section of Old Hibbing

Activities:

  1. The key tells you that every inch equals 50 feet. Does it matter if the electronic map you're viewing has been shrunk to fit your screen?



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  2. The key also identifies one independent hose cart, the prevailing wind directions, and has a note discussing water facilities. Who would you guess then that this map was made for?



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  3. What kinds of buildings could you find in this part of Hibbing?



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  4. What do the numbers between the mines tell you about them?



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