Bay View Rolling Mill : The Reason We Exist
Description:
Sample of iron ore from the Lake Superior Region found on Jones Island during the winter of 2010.

What's the story?:
At first the factory just rerolled old rails, but later it made rails too. Iron from Iron Ridge, Wisconsin, was durable and was used on the top of rails, and iron from the Lake Superior region, which was softer, was used on the bottom. Trains transported the iron ore from Iron Ridge, and steamers brought the iron ore from the Superior area.
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