USS “Private Property”

This Month's Ghost Sign

While USS is gone, this warning sign remains (Image: Dan Turner,

This month’s ghost sign reminds us that Duluth was once home to a gigantic metal manufacturing plant, the Minnesota Steel Company, part of United States Steel. But did you know that USS built the facility just to avoid some taxes? Click here to find out more about USS and the history of metal manufacturing in the Zenith City.

This Month's Ghost Sign

One Response to USS “Private Property”

  1. Are you suggesting paying taxes to the government would have benefitted more folks than building a facility that subsequently employed thousands, who then in turn paid taxes? Tax laws are generally enacted to incent and enhance more economic development.

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