Season 6 Episode 12 - The Mitchell Yards

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Video Summary

The Mitchell Yards testify to Minnesota’s mining history, and to human ingenuity. Owner Dave Aho struggles to preserve the 1906 roundhouse while photographer Dan Turner captures remnants of the building’s past and purpose. Poet Sheila Packa tells the human story of Iron Range workers while Paul Seeba sets the story to music. For five decades the Mitchell Yards served as a repair shop for steam locomotives. It was instrumental in feeding iron ore to industries vital to winning World War II.

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