Mississippi Land Company (Minneapolis, Minn.).

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The Mississippi Land Company was a Weyerhaeuser Company enterprise, incorporated January 10, 1896, to hold title to mineral rights on such land tracts as showed promise of iron and other ore deposits, and to lease and develop them. The Mississippi River Lumber Company held half of its stock, while E. C. Whitney and associates held the remainder. The company owned "in fee" 2,000 acres of Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range. In later years as the rich iron ore gave out, the company was concerned with taconite development.

The Mississippi Land Company was never an operating company. It became a private holding company which received mineral royalties and invested some of them in stocks and bonds. It was liquidated in 1967 when the ore reserves dwindled.

From the guide to the Mississippi Land Company records., 1896-1968., (Minnesota Historical Society)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Mississippi Land Company (Minneapolis, Minn.). Mississippi Land Company records, 1896-1968. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Mississippi Land Company records., 1896-1968. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Corporate records., 1855-1958. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Weyerhaeuser family papers., 1860-2003 (bulk 1900-1957). Minnesota Historical Society
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Laird, Norton Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Mississippi River Lumber Company (Clinton, Iowa). corporateBody
associatedWith Mississippi River Lumber Company (Clinton, Iowa). corporateBody
associatedWith Weyerhaeuser family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Minnesota--Mesabi Range
Iron mines and mining
Iron mines and mining
Mines and mineral resources
Mines and mineral resources
Weyerhaeuser records

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Active 1896

Active 1968

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