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Iron ore mines in Hibbing Minnesota, and harbor views in Duluth including Aerial Bridge with Gondola

Pan American Highway Commission delegates visit sites in Minnesota. View of world's largest open-pit iron ore mines in Hibbing Minnesota. Giant steam shovels,mining train, railroad tracks are seen. View from high up in Duluth looking down at Lake Superior. View of freighter in Lake Superior just off the shore at Duluth. Loading of iron ore into hull of the iron ore carrying freighter "General Orlando M. Poe" at dock in Duluth. Train cars carrying ore sit atop a bridge over a pier in the water. Ore seen sliding down chutes from the railcars into the waiting freighter. Views of Duluth's Aerial Bridge (an Aerial Transporter Bridge) in action spanning the sandbar known as Minnesota Point (or Park Point), as designed by Thomas McGilvray. This is the bridge before its redesign as an Aerial Lift Bridge. The Bridge's Gondola is seen moving from one side to the other.

Date: 1924
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Governors in a meeting discussing national security problems in Duluth, Minnesota.

U.S. Governors from different states meet to discuss problems of national security in Duluth, Minnesota. Governors seated at table during the meeting. One of them gives a brief speech at the podium. Young girls present a bouquet of flowers. Governors stand by a river side.

Date: 1940, June 5
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Sleet halts phone service in Duluth, Minnesota.

Radio operators cut the phone service in the sleet affected areas. Houses and trees in the sleet affected area. Children play on a ground. Radio operators cut the phone wires from the towers.

Date: 1935, March 11
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Minnesota Twins play first baseball game in new city, April 1961

Newsreel clip on Minnesota welcoming major league baseball to the state in April 1961. Exterior views of Metropolitan Stadium, the home of the new Minnesota Twins. Banner reads "The Minnesota Twins Welcome You." Announcer notes team is playing in Bloomington, seven miles from each of the state's two major cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul. View of 25,000 spectators, most bundled up for a chilly day, inside stadium for the home opener against the Washington Senators. Those on hand include baseball commissioner Ford Frick, American League president Joe Cronin, and Minnesota Governor Elmer Andersen. Announcer notes the previous Washington team moved to Minnesota and was replaced with a new Senators team in Washington. Dignitaries walk on field trailed by Minnesota manager Cookie Lavagetto and Washington manager Mickey Vernon. Dignitaries raise the American flag. Governor Andersen kisses a baseball and throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Announcer notes Twins lost this game, but says "Who cares?" because Minnesota is in the big leagues.

Date: 1961, April 21
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Pan American Highway Commission delegates visit St. Paul, Minnesota

Delegates from The Pan American Highway Commission arrive in St. Paul, the capital of Minnesota. View of cars and buses from the commission parked in front of the Minnesota State Capitol Building. The group is welcomed by Minnesota Governor J.A.O. Preus (Jacob Aall Ottesen Preus). The group descends the stair of the Capitol building with Governor Preus and then poses for pictures with him. Group seen visiting the engineering laboratory at University of Minnesota, and then attending graduation ceremonies at the University of Minnesota. Graduates in cap and gown process during the commencement exercises.

Date: 1924
Duration: 1 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Governor Stassen participates in the Annual Winter carnival in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The annual winter carnival at 'Jee Palace' in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Colorful parade as people pay homage to King Boreas at the annual Winter Carnival. Decorative float of snowman and snake. Women marching. Governor Stassen takes part in the pageant, witnessed by thousands of loyal subjects.

Date: 1940, January 29
Duration: 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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