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Leonidas Merritt

Title: Article About Mineral Leases
Type: Newspaper
Date: April 5, 1890
Source: Duluth Evening News

Description: Mineral leases were sold by the state government to encourage and regulate prospecting and mining on state lands.
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Article About Mineral Leases

Activities:

  1. What do you think was stated in the law (mentioned in this article) that the legislature had recently passed?



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  2. What benefits does the state get from the sale of these leases?



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  3. Why would a mining company want to pay the state large amounts of money over time when they have not prospected enough yet to know if a mine will be profitable?



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  4. Why do you think the issuing of these leases would be "a matter of the greatest importance" to the community?



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