Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place
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Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place
As I worked on my new book, I posted these cool links about people, places, and things on the Iron Range. This is the "understory" of the stories in Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range is published by Wildwood River, a confluence of the arts.  Enjoy!  For more information, go to my website: <a href="http://sheilapacka.com" rel="nofollow">http://sheilapacka.com</a> and <a href="http://wildwoodriver.com" rel="nofollow">http://wildwoodriver.com</a>
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Yesterday’s News » Blog Archive » Monday, Oct. 14, 1918: Hundreds die in Cloquet fire

Yesterday’s News » Blog Archive » Monday, Oct. 14, 1918: Hundreds die in Cloquet fire | Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place | Scoop.it
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An Interior Ellis Island: Finns in the Keweenah Peninsula

An Interior Ellis Island: Finns in the Keweenah Peninsula | Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place | Scoop.it

Beginning in the late 1800s, Finnish immigrants came to upper Michigan to work in the mines. They quickly developed language and literacy. Many decided farming was better and developed homesteads from the northern wilderness. 

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Finnish Temperance Societies Minnesota v22i04p391-403.pdf

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The temperance movement was a powerful political force that provided leadership opportunities for women. 

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Historic Mesaba Co-op Park

2012 has been designated the International Year of Co-operatives by the UN. This is the first three videos featuring historic cooperatives in Minnesota. Mesa...
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a tour of the Mesaba Co-op Park 

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MPR: Finland Was a Poor Country

MPR: Finland Was a Poor Country | Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range by Sheila Packa -- Histories of the People and the Place | Scoop.it
News from Minnesota Public Radio
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Part I : Finnish immigrants in Minnesota

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Dr Anterro Tanner, Finnish American, 1905 A%20great%20journey.pdf

Dr Tanner founded a hospital in Ely in 1905 and later practiced medicine in Chisholm, Minnesota.

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