Minnesota’s Lost Mining Towns
Sparta, Taconite Harbor, Genoa, Penobscot, and Cooley live on in Northern Minnesota’s memo
About Minnesota’s Lost Mining Towns
Sparta, Taconite Harbor, Genoa, Penobscot, and Cooley live on in Northern Minnesota’s memory, although there are few physical remnants of the towns that claimed these names. These “locations”, as they were originally called, played a vital role in the development of the emerging mining industry on the Minnesota Iron Range.
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