Where is the Mr. Taconite statue?

A roadside attraction north of the Twin Cities is a dandy little statue with the name Mr. Taconite, a symbol of a mid-50s technology that converts low-grade taconite rock into concentrated iron pellets. Where is Mr. Taconite's home? A) Virginia, Minn. B) Silver Bay, Minn. C) Hibbing, Minn. For the answer, click on the headline above...
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B) The Mr. Taconite statue is in Silver Bay, home of the former Reserve Mining Company, which processed taconite. That plant opened on this day in 1955. Taconite had been developed in 1919 in Babbitt, but large-scale production wasn't begun until Edward W. Davis (the real Mr. Taconite) had perfected a method to process it and the richer parts of the iron ranges had been mined out.

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