Minnesota's Lost Mining Towns

Minnesota's Lost Mining Towns

Sparta, Taconite Harbor, Genoa, Penobscot, and Cooley live on in Northern Minnesota’s memo

Sparta, Taconite Harbor, Genoa, Penobscot, and Cooley live on in Northern Minnesota’s memory, although there are few physical remnants of the towns that claimed these names. These “locations”, as they were originally called, played a vital role in the development of the emerging mining industry on the Minnesota Iron Range.

Minnesota's Lost Mining Towns is a local public television program presented by WDSE.