Chisholm and Grand Rapids, Minnesota

by Tom Bodine

I spent another weekend in Minnesota in September 2007. I had failed to reserve the weekend in Duluth where I was working. Since I had to leave the hotel, I thought I'd look up a interesting place to go. I found Chisholm Minnesota on Google. These are shots I took on the trip. I traveled from Duluth to Chisholm. I stayed in the Chisholm Suites hotel. I visited Iron world which was built to celebrate the cultures of the people who came to mine in the Iron Range. Then I visited the Minnesota Mining Museum which celebrates the machinery of mining.

On the way back I stopped in Grand Rapids to see the Mississippi. After I got there I remembered that Grand Rapids is famous for being the furthest north one could travel on the Mississippi by boat.

It was a pleasant couple of days.

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Sign marks Continental Divide at rest stop on highway 53
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Trees at rest stop
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Minnesota is planting trees on mine tailings to pretty them up.

This hill is south of Iron World in Chisholm.

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Iron Man Statue across from Iron World
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Fall Foliage in Chisholm, MN
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Walk way in front of Iron world museum
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Minnesota Mine Museum Yard
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Diamond Drill
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Mine Shovel Scoop
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Electric Shovel
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Driver's view of Electric Shovel
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Electric Shovel Dynamos, Driver's view
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Dynamos close up
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Mine truck from the 1930's
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Mine truck from the 1970's
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Driver's view of large mine truck
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Another reclaimed tailing in Hibbing, MN
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Greyhound started in Hibbing, MN. This is their museum.
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Red Foliage in Hibbing's park
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Bob Dylan has a street in Hibbing, MN.
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Iron Man's Profile
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Foliage on the way to Grand Rapids.
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Wizard of OZ murial in Grand Rapids, MN
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Monument at the Mississippi crossing in Grand Rapids.
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Mississippi crossing
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View of paper mill dam across Mississippi
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You wont see these in texas. Power outlets for engine block heaters. This is the executive lot, but the workers' lot had them as well.
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Turning tree in the papermill's park.
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The lake behind the damn in Grand Rapids
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This residential section near the mill has a nice little forest.
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Mississippi down stream