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Prospecting

Title: Railroads Helping the Iron Range
Type: Book
Date: 1927
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: This is a section from a book on the Duluth & Iron Range railroad Company.
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Railroads Helping the Iron Range

Activities:

  1. Why were railroads important to the mining industry on the Mesabi Range?



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  2. Why might the ore shipping season only run from May to November?



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  3. Using the information in the table, can you figure out about how much ore could be carried by a single ore car in a train?



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  4. Why couldn't the ore be hauled by carts instead of by train?



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