"In the heart of the Iron Range" Chisholm by zrim

Chisholm Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 12 photos

Chisholm was once a vital and vibrant city of the far north. America in the first half of the 20th Century had an unquenchable thirst for steel and Chisholm was surrounded by expansive deposits of iron ore. People from many nations flocked to this northern outpost for a chance to work in the mines. But then the mines slowly gave out, demand slackened and hard times fell on this one industry town. It seems almost as if Chisholm is frozen in time and I'm not sure that it will ever wake from its current slumber.

  • Last visit to Chisholm: Jul 2003
  • Intro Written Nov 22, 2003
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  • Jan 8, 2006 at 4:04 PM

    The O'Neil is home to a liquor store. It is open for polka dancing, food, and drinks one night a week; Sundays it's a hopping place.

  • Jan 12, 2004 at 12:28 AM

    Phil, many many happy returns of the day.Wishing you a happy birthday.Great page, nice tips and superb albums.

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    Dec 13, 2003 at 3:46 PM

    Looks like an interesting place - almost like in some old movies I remember...

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    Dec 6, 2003 at 12:20 PM

    You're right.....time is standing still in Chisolm!! I can see the 1940's just like it was yesterday....Who needs a time machine...just go to Chisholm........

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    Dec 3, 2003 at 5:05 AM

    Quite a haunting place, all in all. Did like Field Of Dreams. Against all my better judgement.

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    Nov 22, 2003 at 2:23 PM

    I was about to bring up the NRHP after seeing the theater, but I see you've anticipated me. The list is not all that bad, nor is Chisholm.


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