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First Ore for Duluth Blast Furnace

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A lithographic postcard of the Zenith Blast Furnace made between 1900 and 1915. (Image: X-comm)

While many think of Minnesota Steel (Duluth Works) as the first steel mill in the area this reminds us of the steel operation on Rices Point that was producing iron well before the turn of the century.

Zenith Furnace. (Image: Duluth Public Library.)

http://zenithcity.com/january-26-1893-first-mesabi-range-iron-ore-used-in-duluth/

http://zenithcity.com/zenith-city-history-archives/duluth-industry/duluths-metal-fabricators/

Dave Schauer

Duluth, MN