Open pit mines fill with water unless they're being pumped out. Here's the Hawkins Pit near my hometown.
Another pit near Hibbing.We took the kids to Ironworld.
Riding the tram
Big old dump trucks
Dad said my grandpa used to operate a Marion Shovel like this one.
Big kids in the Marion shovel give you some perspective how big this is.
Minnesota has a lot of ethnic groups. The iron ranges are sometimes called the melting pot. Many immigrants came here early in the century to get jobs. One thing I miss about home is the celebration of ethnic heritage. I also miss Finn jokes.
Gotta love the Norwegian rosemaling and carving in this cabin.
Wouldn't this be the perfect fireplace for a gnome?
Mom loved this thing. She wants to try and make one. I don't want one. Ever. This is one piece of ethnic heritage I'll pass on, Finn or not.