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Edmund Longyear

Title: Letter From a Potential Customer
Type: Letter
Date: July 1, 1901
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Prospectors on the Mesaba Range often asked Longyear to do some drilling for them. This is one of those requests.
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Letter From a Potential Customer

Activities:

  1. The return address on this letter states a street address in the city of Chicago. The address given for Longyear is simply "Hibbing, Minn." Why do you think this would be?



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  2. Why might the authors of this letter not be able to do the drilling work themselves?



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  3. Why would the author of this letter suggest that Longyear contact Mr. Olcott with questions about him?



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  4. What is Longyear's response to the letter and request? Why might we guess that Longyear did not actually write a response to the author himself?



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