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Edmund Longyear

Title: Letter From Longyear to His Uncle
Type: Letter
Date: May 24, 1890
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Longyear wrote this letter informing his uncle of his activities on the Mesaba Range.
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Letter From Longyear to His Uncle

Activities:

  1. Why do you think Longyear would have addressed this letter to his uncle "Dear Sir" instead of something more personal?



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  2. What details in this letter might suggest to you that Longyear's uncle is also in the mining business?



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  3. What in this letter might suggest to us that Longyear is taking some risks in this adventure?



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  4. Why would it be important to Longyear that the county was planning to build a road nearby?



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