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Friday, February 27, 2015

More Ashland Murals - The Ore Dock

The following post is part of a series of murals we viewed in August of 2014 in Ashland, Wisconsin.

I know I mentioned the ore docks in a post about Ashland before, but I don't think I've ever shown the mural located at 301 West Main Street.

When built in 1916, Ashland's 1800 foot oredock was the largest concrete dock in the world.  It was used by the Soo Line Railroad to transport upper Michigan iron ore to the ships waiting in Ashland's harbor.  The ships then delivered the ore to steel mills of the Midwest.

The bottom portion of the mural is composed of 21 "postcards" that tell the history of the varied uses of the structure over the years.

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