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Victor Power

Photograph of Victor Power
Title: Photograph of Victor Power
Type: Photograph
Date: 1921
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: A local businessman and ten time mayor of Hibbing, Victor Power was a prominent man in northern Minnesota politics. As mayor of Hibbing for many years, Power was a firm defender of labor issues. His work in Hibbing included supporting the miners' strike and improving city services for citizens.
Power's First City Council Meeting
Title: Power's First City Council Meeting
Type: Newspaper
Date: April 5, 1913
Source: Measaba Ore & Hibbing News

Description: After Power was elected village president, large numbers of citizens attended the first council meeting.
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Article About Power's Political Future
Title: Article About Power's Political Future
Type: Newspaper
Date: September 27, 1913
Source: Measaba Ore & Hibbing News

Description: After only six months in office, some citizens were already encouraging Power to run for the state legislature.
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Article About Striking Miners
Title: Article About Striking Miners
Type: Newspaper
Date: June 29, 1916
Source: Duluth News Tribune

Description: Often considered a "friend to labor," Mayor Power opposed protection for workers who crossed the picket line.
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Power's Obituary Notice
Title: Power's Obituary Notice
Type: Newspaper
Date: April 6, 1926
Source: Hibbing Daily News

Description: Power's death in April of 1926 came as a shock to local residents.
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Page From Power's Journal
Title: Page From Power's Journal
Type: Diary
Date: February 21, 1922
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Power kept many journals containing newspaper clippings, weather information, and professional notes.
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