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Book blurb: “Mesabi Pioneers, A Novel”

“Mesabi Pioneers, A Novel”

Authors: Russell Hill and Jeffrey Smith

Synopsis: This is the story of Arthur Maki, a Finnish immigrant hired in 1891 by the ambitious Merritt brothers to help build a new mining venture in the dense pine woods of northern Minnesota. Leonidas and Alfred Merritt had discovered rich, marketable ore on what would become known as the Mesabi Range.

When Arthur arrives on the range, he faces one challenge after another, including conflict between the members of the crew, the harshness of the environment and the outside world that refuses to believe the ore on the Mesabi is worth anything at all. Despite the challenges, he perseveres.

Cost: $17.95

Publisher: Lempi Publishing