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Superior, Wisconsin, USA

Ojibwa Indians originally inhabited the area. Fur-trading posts were established beginning in 1661. Permanent settlement, begun in 1853, produced three communities that were consolidated as a city in 1889. Superior’s growth was stimulated by the discovery of iron ore in the Mesabi Range of Minnesota in the 1890s, and it became an important shipping point. Grain, iron ore (taconite), limestone, and coal are shipped. Crude oil for refining arrives from western Canada via a pipeline. The port has extensive railway connections. Superior’s economy includes tourism, shipbuilding and repair, the manufacture of heavy equipment, wood products, and textiles, and flour milling.

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  • 1895 - Superior
    Superior, a flourishing city of Wisconsin, the capital of Douglas co., is situated at the head (west end) of Lake Superior, at the mouths of the St....Read MORE...


  • Superior, Wisconsin, USA
    Grand Opera House and Belknap Street, Superior, Wis.
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  • 1906
    Superior, a city, subport of entry, and capital of Douglas co., Wis., if situated at the head (west end) of Lake Superior, at the mouths of the St....Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - 600,000 BUSHELS OF GRAIN DESTROYED AT SUPERIOR - Great Northern Elevator Burns to Ground and Fire Also Does Further Damage - Total Loss Over Two Millions
    SUPERIOR, Wis., Nov. 9. - Six hundred thousand bushels of grain, principally wheat, was destroyed early to-day, when the Great Northern elevator "A," ...Read MORE...


  • Superior, Wisconsin, USA
    Great Northern Elevator, Superior, Wis.
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  • News 1913 - Train Wreck
    Superior - Indignant over the ore car collision in which three persons were killed and several injured, 250 dock workers struck. The accident is...Read MORE...


  • News 1925 - Workers Survive When Blast Blows Roof From Plant
    Superior - George Murray and Carl Malyszeski, both of Washburn, are recovering at a Washburn hospital after a miraculous escape when the smokeless...Read MORE...


  • Superior, Wisconsin, USA
    Post Office, Superior, Wis.
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Grand Opera House and Belknap Street, Superior, Wis.
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Great Northern Elevator, Superior, Wis.
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Post Office, Superior, Wis.
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  • 1895 - Superior
    Superior, a flourishing city of Wisconsin, the capital of Douglas co., is situated at the head (west end) of Lake Superior, at the mouths of the St.... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Superior, a city, subport of entry, and capital of Douglas co., Wis., if situated at the head (west end) of Lake Superior, at the mouths of the St.... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - 600,000 BUSHELS OF GRAIN DESTROYED AT SUPERIOR - Great Northern Elevator Burns to Ground and Fire Also Does Further Damage - Total Loss Over Two Millions
    SUPERIOR, Wis., Nov. 9. - Six hundred thousand bushels of grain, principally wheat, was destroyed early to-day, when the Great Northern elevator "A," ... Read MORE...

  • News  1913 - Train Wreck
    Superior - Indignant over the ore car collision in which three persons were killed and several injured, 250 dock workers struck. The accident is... Read MORE...

  • News  1925 - Workers Survive When Blast Blows Roof From Plant
    Superior - George Murray and Carl Malyszeski, both of Washburn, are recovering at a Washburn hospital after a miraculous escape when the smokeless... Read MORE...

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