The Laurentian divide is Northern Minnesota's invisible hill - a long hump of land that stretches a hundred miles through the Northeastern corner of the state. On the eastern slope is a large uplift. The Ojibwe Indians called it Mesabi, meaning sleeping Giant. The discovery in the 1890's of mammoth deposits of iron ore in the Mesabi range brought untold numbers of immigrants seeking the "red gold": Croatians, Serbians, Slovenians, Italians, Scandinavians, and Finns. "Da Range" was born. Fueled by cheap labor and an abundance of iron ore, towns sprang up like beads on a string: Coleraine, Nashwauk, Chisholm, Mountain Iron, Eveleth, Virginia, Biwabik, and Hibbing. The ore for the iron that built the nation during the first part of the century came from the sweat of the free-spirited Minnesota prospectors. A proud, hard-working bunch, none worked harder than Anton Debevec, a laborer who immigrated from Slovenia in 1903 with his wife Agnes to work in the mines and raise a family. The Iron Ore Minor's Son is the memior of Joseph J. DeBevec, one of seven lanky Debevec kids who grew up in the shadow of the Mesabi. Energetic and enterprising, Joe worked his way to the top of his form in the retail business managing stores for the J. C. Penney Company in rural Midwest towns, his success driven by the idea that: "there must be a better way!" He married into the Macks of Virginia, Minnesota and later the Gills of Toronto, Canada. He is father to two families, and has gained enough blessings in life to be a great grandfather. --- from book's dustjacket
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