A trip back to the iron ore & copper mines of the Lake Superior region through postcards, photographs, video and film.
The video spans the period from the late 1800s to the 1970s and tours the Vermilion, Mesabi and Cuyuna Ranges in Minnesota, the Gogebic and Menominee Ranges in Wisconsin/Michigan, the Marquette Range and Copper Country in Michigan and the Michipicoten and Atikokan Ranges in Ontario.
Also shown are beneficiation plants, draglines, loading shovels, mining railroads and underground mining scenes (including a video trip down into one).
The video contains 566 images, six minutes of video, two minutes of 8 MM film, comprehensive narration on the mines, table of contents and is 52 minutes long.
The video is on DVD and the original photographs (with statistics on each mine) are on a self-starting CD-ROM that is like looking through a book (PC or Mac).
Prairie Works, 52 min., B&W and Color photographs and illustrations.