Northrup, King and Company offices on Hennepin Avenue

Northrup, King and Company offices on Hennepin Avenue

Northrup, King and Company offices on Hennepin Avenue, c.1915.

Postcard advertising Northrup, King and Company's Sterling Seeds

Postcard advertising Northrup, King and Company's Sterling Seeds

Postcard advertising Northrup, King and Company's Sterling Seeds, c.1912.

Postcard advertising Northrup, King and Company carnations

Postcard advertising Northrup, King and Company carnations

Postcard advertising Northrup, King and Company carnations, c.1915.

Northrup, King and Company

With its lavishly illustrated seed catalogs and store displays, Northrup, King and Company became a household name at the turn of the twentieth century. The company sold hardy, Northern-grown garden seed before expanding into Northern field seed and plant hybrids.

Miners at Troy Mine outside the town of Eveleth

Miners at Troy Mine outside the town of Eveleth

Miners at Troy Mine outside the town of Eveleth on the Mesabi Iron Range, c.1905.

Underground mining on the Mesabi Range

Underground mining on the Mesabi Range

Underground mining on the Mesabi Range, 1906.

Blast hole drilling crew at the Mahoning Mine, Hibbing

Blast hole drilling crew at the Mahoning Mine, Hibbing

Blast hole drilling crew at the Mahoning Mine, Hibbing, 1901. Hibbing is located on the Mesabi Iron Range.

Underground miner, Mesabi Range

Underground miner, Mesabi Range

Underground miner, Mesabi Range, c.1906.

Mesabi Range Strike, 1907

Tired of ethnic discrimination as well as dangerous working conditions, low wages, and long work days, immigrant iron miners on the Mesabi Range in northeastern Minnesota went on strike on July 20, 1907. It was the first organized strike on the state's Iron Range.

Aerial view of Duluth Lift Bridge, Duluth

Aerial view of Duluth Lift Bridge, Duluth

Aerial view of Duluth Lift Bridge and ship canal, Duluth, c.1960.

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