The Mineral Independent, , Image 1

About The Mineral Independent (Superior, Mont.) 1915-current

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June 3, 1915-Dec. 29, 1949
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Geographic coverage:
  • Superior, Mineral, Montana
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Contributing institution:
Mineral County Historical Society and Museum, Superior, Montana

More about this newspaper

In a narrow valley that was once served by the Old Mullan Road and the Yellowstone Trail, the town of Superior emerged from the Cedar Creek Mining District, which was founded in 1869 at the site of a placer gold discovery. The town was named after Superior, Wisconsin. Lead and zinc claims followed 1888, and the Iron Mountain Mine and Mill was a major economic driver for the region, as was the timber industry. In 1891, a spur of the Northern Pacific Railway arrived, and the Milwaukee line ran the length of the county 1908 to 1981. In 1914, the town became the seat of newly-formed Mineral County.

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