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History of Erie Mining on display at Depot

The St. Louis County Historical Society announced the opening of a traveling exhibit about the history of the Erie Mining Company.

Designed by Gary Lundstrom, "The Promise, The Promise Kept, The Promise Realized, The Promise Renewed: The History of the Erie Mining Company" is a project milestone, and precedes the design and installation of a larger, fixed exhibit at the Depot slated to open fall 2019.

The Erie Mining Company was a pioneer in the taconite industry. A team of its former employees collected oral histories of mining employees, researched and documented company records, and will publish a definitive history of the Erie Mining Company in October. The cost of the entire multi-phase project is approaching $500,000, with money provided through private donations, foundations and a grant from the Minnesota State Legislature.

Visitors may view the exhibit at the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth on the ground floor next to the model train exhibit from Wednesday to March 25. After three weeks at the Depot, the exhibit will be available for display at other locations throughout St. Louis County. For information, call (218) 733-7586 or email