From the Archive: Iron Range Ghost Towns

The fluctuating iron mining industry has left its mark on Minnesota’s Iron Range, from lakes that were once pit mines, mini-mountain ranges of pile overburden, and abandoned towns that were once filled with miner’s and their families. This week we revisit the archive to pull out a story from contributor Dan Turner about many of those former communities that exist today as Ghost Towns of the Iron Range.

The township of Elcore. (Image: Iron Range History Center)