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Airport of the Month - Eveleth Virginia

 

Courtesy of Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport

An enchanting view of the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport welcomes visitors.

If any two Minnesota Cities could be said to have a lot in common, it would be Virginia and Eveleth. They share a geographic location called the Mesabi Iron Range, or simply "The Range."

Both started out as logging towns. Erwin Eveleth was an important person in the lumber business. The city was named after him. Many of the early lumber jacks moved to the area from Virginia. They named the other town after their home state.

By 1900 the local economy had shifted from logging to iron mining. That year, the entire village of Eveleth was moved about a mile to its current location because ther...



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