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MCM Avenger (MCM-1)

The USS Avenger was the lead ship of her class of the mine countermeasures ship (or MCM), built by Peterson Shipbuilders in Sturgeon Bay, WI. The ship was commissioned on September 12 1987 [4]. The USS Avenger was the first…

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U.S. Army Waste Disposal

In 1959, the U.S. Army contracted with Honeywell Inc., located in Arden Hills, Minnesota, to make classified anti-personnel grenades and mines. Due to the ammunitions being classified material, disposal of the material waste had to have high security. This, combined…

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Copper Strike 1913-14

During the Houghton County copper strike in 1913 the National Guard was called into action in the early stages to maintain peace.  Their tenure in the area was marked by peaceful protection of non-union workers and chaperoning parades of picketers.…

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USS Patriot Mine Countermeasures (MCM-7)

Built by the Marinette Marine Corporation and christened on May 15, 1990, the USS Patriot (MCM-7) is an Avenger class mine countermeasures ship that was commissioned by the Navy on December 13, 1991 to augment its mine detection capabilities. Concept…

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Mesabi Range Mines, Minnesota 1939-1945

The Mesabi Range, also known simply as the Iron Range to those who live there, is a collection of iron mines and mining towns in Northeastern Minnesota which made its name by becoming the single largest supplier of raw material…

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