GSM 2016 July Iron Range - Day 2
Aug 9, 2016Public
Photo: A few photos of Hibbing I took during May, 2014: Grace Lutheran Church, built 1919
Photo: Hibbing High School is a public grade 7-12 high school in Hibbing. The school building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (photo May, 2014)
Photo: The high school was built in 1923 at a cost of $4 million, bankrolled by the mining industry, which wanted to make moving the town more palatable for those being displaced. It also satisfied immigrants' desire for their children's education.
Photo: The school features a lavishly decorated 1800-seat auditorium patterned after the Capitol Theatre in New York City. The chandeliers were built at a cost of $15,000 each, with cut glass from Belgium. They are now each insured for $250,000. The auditorium also contains a 1900-pipe organ from the Barton Organ Company, which can play any orchestra instrument except for the violin.
Photo: Singer/songwriter Bob Dylan and NBA Hall-of-Famer Kevin McHale are two famous alumni of Hibbing High School.
Photo: Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman and raised in Hibbing, on the Mesabi Range west of Lake Superior. This is his boyhood home. (May, 2014 photo)
Photo: Growing up in Hibbing, Dylan and his family were part of the area's small but close-knit Jewish community, and in May 1954 Dylan had his Bar Mitzvah.
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Photo: North Hibbing is the part that was abandoned. Notice the mines to its west, north, and east. Only one structure didn't make the move: the Sellers Hotel tumbled off some rollers and crashed to the ground leaving, as one witness said, "an enormous pile of kindling".
Photo: Some of the streets and lampposts of North Hibbing still remain, but no buildings, (May, 2014 photo)
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