Presenting natural beauty, excellent education and healthcare, unbounded recreation and a strong history, along with the desire to make this region of Minnesota a “Boomtown” for economic development and business expansion, the communities encompassed within the the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce region have much to offer.
In the Virginia yellow pages at my library, I found the following and made a few calls. Discounts for AAA/AARP/Seniors may apply and could vary.
You must check for and request specific discounts at the time of reservation. Phones: (218) 741-3360 / (800) 569-8131 // Address: 404 North 6Laurentian Environmental Center (2 divided cabins) Located in Britt, MN about 7 miles north of Virginia. $20/person; $6/meal (optional); environmental lecture in evening. Check availability at time of registration with Doug Z. Cost of the two-day field trip includes the bus charter and a trip guide: $33/member. Registration/payment must be received by the deadline: Wednesday, July 21.
Contact us to make arrangements with the archivist in advance to access the archival collections in person.
The Vermilion Range exists between Tower and Ely, Minnesota, and contains significant deposits of iron ore.
The Laurentian Chamber of Commerce represents the cities of Eveleth, Gilbert, Mountain Iron, Virginia and surrounding northern Minnesota business communities.
The Laurentian chamber plays a key role in community partnerships and is an advocate for business development, retention, and expansion.
The locomotive was later sold to the Duluth & Northern Minnesota Railroad and was their #2 Engine.
The locomotive was repurchased by the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railroad (the successor to the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad) to be placed on display in Two Harbors where it has remained since at least the late 1930's.
After more efficient practices for creating steel were discovered, the high-quality ore was abandoned due to its more costly mining expense.