Title: Article on Diamond Drilling on the Mesabi
Date: August 22, 1903
Source: Mesaba Ore
Description: This article appeared in a tenth anniversary edition of the Hibbing newspaper. It describes Longyear's work with diamond drills on the Mesabi Range and their impact.
- Why do you think it was important to Longyear's success that he had the first diamond drill in the area?
- Where might we go to look for more information about how a diamond drill worked?
- How might this article help us find the buildings where Longyear's offices were located?
- The article mentions that Longyear built an office "finished with plate glass and mahogany." What could that tell us about him and his success?