Iron Range Historical Society

Established in 1973

Back to Gilbert, MN


Membership Information

The Iron Range Historical Society, located at 19 South Broadway in Gilbert, Minnesota, has four types of memberships:

  • Annual, at $10 per year;
  • Club, at $20 per year;
  • Business, at $35 per year; and
  • Life Membership, at $100, paid once.
  • Memberships in the IRHS entitle members to free research, invitations to the annual dinner meeting and the election of officers, and the opportunity to be board members.

    Members and non-members pay for copies of information at $2.00 each, and for postage and handling. Non-members also pay for research time.

    Members will receive our quarterly publication, "Range Reminiscing" in March, June, September, and December. These issues contain articles of historical value and updates of our Society's progress during each quarter.

    To become a member, please send your name, mailing address and dues payment to:

  • Iron Range Historical Society
  • P. O. Box 786
  • Gilbert, Minnesota 55741-0786
  • For further information, call (218) 749-3150


    Last Year's
    ANNUAL DINNER MEETING
    Tuesday, October 10, 2000
    The Eveleth Inn
    Eveleth, MN
    5:30 PM Social Hour
    6:30 PM Dinner Buffet
    Historian Marvin Lamppa will speak on "Ghost Towns of the Iron Range"
    Followed by a short business meeting
    Free to members, $12 for guests
    RSVP to (218) 749-3150 by Wednesday, October 4, 2000


    Titles of Back Issues of the Range History and Range Reminiscing Publications:

    Volume#NumberSeq#Principal Article Title or Subject Author's Name Pub. DateNote
    Vol. 1No. 1 1.Merritt, A Ghost Town Lamppa, Marvin Mar., 1976
    Vol. 1No. 2 2.Birth of the Bus Industry Dicklich, Ron Jun., 1976
    Vol. 1No. 3 3.Pioneer Days Lamppa, Barbara E. Sep., 1976*
    Vol. 1No. 4 4.Harvesting the Ice Crop Laukkonen, Albert & Violet Dec., 1976
    Vol. 2No. 1 5.Gold!! Miller, Dana Mar., 1977
    Vol. 2No. 2 6.Vermilion Gold Miller, Dana Jun., 1977
    Vol. 2No. 3 7.A Gamble at the Grant Lamppa, Marvin Sep., 1977
    Vol. 2No. 4 8.The Finnish Temperence Movement Karni, Dr. Michael Dec., 1977
    Vol. 3No. 1 9.The Moving of North Hibbing DeMillo, Lorraine Mar., 1978
    Vol. 3No. 2 10.Women on the Range Lamppa, Barbara E. Jun., 1978
    Vol. 3No. 3 11.Americanization Classes Rukavina, Catherine Sep., 1978
    Vol. 3No. 4 12.Ethnic Radicalism/1916 Mesabi Strike Ollilla, Douglas Jr. Dec., 1978*
    Vol. 4No. 1 13.Skiing Lager, Dr. Harold E. Mar., 1979
    Vol. 4No. 2 14.Northern Timber Krenz, Duane Jun., 1979*
    Vol. 4No. 3 15.Three Ghost Locations on the Mesabi Lamppa, Marvin Sep., 1979*
    Vol. 4No. 4 16.The Pioneering Butlers Bolf, Peter Dec., 1979
    Vol. 5No. 1 17.The Longyear Lake Landfill Bridge Rukavina, Catherine Spring, 1980
    Vol. 5No. 2 18.J. Victor Maryland, Pioneer Businessman Weckman, Violet Maryland Summer, 1980
    Vol. 5No. 3 19.Exploratory Diamond Drilling on the Mesabi 1890 to 1910 Perry, David Fall, 1980
    Vol. 5No. 4 20.Elizabeth Gurley Flynn & the Mesabi Strike of 1916 Karni, Michael Winter, 1980
    Vol. 6No. 1 21.N. B. Shank, Early Day Logger Greene, Ken Spring, 1981
    Vol. 6No. 2 22.A Pair of Moccasins Lager, Harold E. Summer, 1981
    Vol. 6No. 3 23.Merritt - Once a Metropolis Larson, Joan Fall, 1981
    Vol. 6No. 4 24.Mesaba Railway Company Simons, Barbara Winter, 1981
    Vol. 7No. 1 25.A Hundred Years Ago Simons, Barbara Spring, 1982
    Vol. 7No. 2 26.Who Was Who in Iron Range History Simons, Barbara Summer, 1982
    Vol. 8No. 1 27.Pioneer Missionary Remembers the Range Alanen, Arnold Spring, 1983
    Vol. 8No. 2 28.Saga of a Supermarket Potocnik, Bill Summer, 1983
    Vol. 8No. 3 29.Ashawiwisitagon Lamppa, Marvin Winter, 1983
    Vol. 8No. 4 30.Changing Attitudes of Iron Range Women Rukavina, Catherine & Joan Larson Spring, 1984
    Vol. 9No. 1 31.The Mesabi Iron Company Taconite Pioneer Wright, Donald C. Jun., 1984
    Vol. 9No. 2 32.Tall Pines Brandt, Barbara J. Aug., 1984
    Vol. 9No. 3 33.Life on the Edge - Franklin Halunen, Rodney L. Oct., 1984
    Vol. 9No. 4 34.IRHS: Gallery of History Dec., 1984*
    Vol. 10No. 1 35.Spruce Hill - Squatter Land Mattson, Rosemary Postudensek Aug., 1985*
    Vol. 10No. 2 36.The History of the Soudan Mine Yapel, Mark Nov., 1985
    Vol. 11No. 1 37.Nostalgia - Gheen, Willow Valley Area Holmer, Reinhold Jun., 1986
    Vol. 11No. 2 38.History of Embarrass Township Lamppa, Richard V. Dec., 1986
    Vol. 12No. 1 39.Laurel Sherman Remembers Sherman, Laurel D. May, 1987
    Vol. 12No. 2 40.Midwifery and the Immigrant Cultures of the Iron Range Hepokoski, Carol Oct., 1987
    Vol. 12No. 3 41.The Virginia Oliver Shops Parden, John "Jack" Dec., 1987
    Vol. 13No. 1 42.Harvest Time: Nett Lake--Capitol of the Knollman, Maurice Mar., 1988
    Vol. 13No. 2 43.Biwabik, Minnesota: A Pioneer Mining Community Jun., 1988
    Vol. 13No. 3 44.History of the Technological Development of the Linde JPM-1 Jet Piercing Machine Sep., 1988
    Vol. 13No. 4 45.Vermilion Trail Dec., 1988
    Vol. 14No. 1 46.Law Enforcement Cook, Ryan Oct., 1989
    Vol. 14No. 2 47.A Legend in Law Enforcement Servaty, Debbie Oct., 1989
    Vol. 14No. 3 48.Ely's Polarnaut: Will Steger Dec., 1989
    Vol. 15No. 1 49.Trans-Antarctica Jun., 1990
    Vol. 15No. 2 50.100 Years and Growing...Mt. Iron Ostman, Velma Dec., 1990*
    Vol. 16No. 1 51.Ely Fire Department Jul., 1991
    Vol. 16No. 2 52.1907 Strike Aug., 1991
    Vol. 16No. 3 53.Fayal Underground Mine Sep., 1991
    Vol. 16No. 4 54.Adams-Spruce Mine Oct., 1991
    Vol. 17No. 1 55.Palo Band Jan., 1992
    Vol. 17No. 2 56.1936 Forest Fires Jun., 1992
    Vol. 18No. 1 57.Old Mesaba School May, 1993
    Vol. 18No. 2 58.Elba-Elcor Jun., 1993*
    Vol. 19No. 1 59.Vermilion Range Aug., 1994
    Vol. 19No. 2 60.Gilbert Bailey Block Oct., 1994*
    Vol. 19No. 3 61.Gilbert Aids Poor Dec., 1994*
    Vol. 20No. 1 62.Easter Styles Mar., 1995
    Vol. 20No. 2 63.Fourth of July Jun., 1995
    Vol. 20No. 3 64.Cyclone Sep., 1995
    Vol. 20No. 4 65.Biwabik Iron Ore Newspaper Dec., 1995
    Vol. 21No. 1 66.Jokers Gulbranson, Garfield Mar., 1996
    Vol. 21No. 2 67.Churn Drills Jun., 1996
    Vol. 21No. 3 68.World War II Flyer Hero Gulbranson, Garfield Sep., 1996*
    Vol. 21No. 4 69.Early Recollections of the Mesabi I McInnis, Neil Dec., 1996*
    Vol. 22No. 1 70.Early Recollections of the Mesabi II McInnis, Neil Mar., 1997*
    Vol. 22No. 2 71.Early Recollections of the Mesabi III McInnis, Neil Jun., 1997*
    Vol. 22No. 3 72.1906 Fayal Finnish Band / D & I R Railroad Sep., 1997*
    Vol. 22No. 4 73."Iron Country" Documentary Kellner, Juli Dec., 1997*
    Vol. 23No. 1 78. Mar., 1998
    Vol. 23No. 2 79. Jun., 1998
    Vol. 23No. 3 80.My Story / The Rouchleau Mine of Virginia Takala, Elvera Lundstrom Sep., 1998*
    Vol. 23No. 4 81.50, 60, 70, 80, & 90 Years Ago / Winter Fun Photos Dec., 1998*
    Vol. 24No. 1 82.A Diamond Driller Reminisces Wicklund, Albin Mar., 1999*
    Vol. 24No. 2 83.Homesteading in Palo Byrd, Mae S. Jun., 1999*
    Vol. 24No. 3 84.Elcor: An Iron Range Ghost Town / The Elcor Smokestack Glavan, Gregory S. Sep., 1999*
    Vol. 24No. 4 85.Eveleth: The City on the Hill (Ch.6: Doctor Blane) Peterson, Henry C. Dec., 1999*
    Vol. 25No. 1 86.Ely Area: Robinson Lake Section Gang & Captain Trezona Deane, E. G. Mar., 2000*
    Vol. 25No. 2 87.Joe Hogan's Incident at the Biwabik Mine The Eveleth Mining News Jun., 2000*
    Vol. 25No. 3 88.Iron Junction + Merritt: Mesabi Range Ghost Town Halunen, Rod Sep., 2000*
    Vol. 25No. 4 89.Southern Slavs on the Iron Ranges Grebenc, Anthony Dec., 2000*
    Vol. 26No. 1 90.Sam Keller, 65-Year Blacksmith in Sparta and Gilbert The Gilbert Herald Mar., 2001*
    Vol. 26No. 2 91.The Fourth of July; Remembering Our Heritage Mary Lou Nemanic, M.A., Ph.D. Jun., 2001*

    Titles of Other Publications Available Through IRHS:

    Principal Article Title or Subject Author's Name Source Name Pub. DateNote
    Annual Books of Aurora Newspapers Aurora Newspapers Some Years
    Annual Books of Biwabik Newspapers Biwabik Newspapers 1900 - 1901
    Annual Books of Eveleth Newspapers Eveleth Newspapers 1902 - 1978
    Annual Books of Virginia Newspapers Virginia Newspapers Some Years
    Annual Books of the Gilbert Herald Newspaper Gilbert Herald 1923 - 1978
    History of Slovenes: Activity In Minnesota, Part 1 Gregorich, Joseph Gilbert Herald Aug. 4, 1949*
    History of Slovenes: Activity In Minnesota, Part 2 Gregorich, Joseph Gilbert Herald Aug. 11, 1949*
    History of Slovenes: Activity In Minnesota, Part 3 Gregorich, Joseph Gilbert Herald Aug. 18, 1949*
    History of Slovenes: Activity In Minnesota, Part 4 Gregorich, Joseph Gilbert Herald Sep. 8, 1949*
    History of Slovenes: Activity In Minnesota, Part 5 Gregorich, Joseph Gilbert Herald Sep. 15, 1949*
    They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of The State's Ethnic GroupsHolmquist, June Drenning [Editor] Minnesota Historical Society Press1981*
    Those Were the Days, My Friend: The History of Gilbert and SpartaBordeau, Sanford P, James L. & Kathie I. Krause [Editors]Gilbert Herald 1983*

    * in Note column indicates item also available in Seattle, WA through webmaster.

    Page Created: February 20, 2000
    Page Updated: June 10, 2001
    ęCopyright 2000, 2001 Gary L. Gorsha