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Leonidas Merritt

Title: Photograph of Leonidas Merritt
Type: Photograph
Date: no date
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Merritt was a prospector during the early years of the Mesabi Range. As part of the Iron Range's "Seven Iron Men," Merritt and his family built a strong mining operation on the Range. He eventually went to work with John D. Rockefeller's company. This work arrangement led to a lawsuit that almost ended Merritt's career.

Leonidas Merritt