Pictures from Hibbing.
Subject: Re: Jeopardy question From: Ronnie Schreiber (firstname.lastname@example.org) Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 00:59:21 GMT Organization: Netcom X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 1.0.82 Joseph Trum (email@example.com) wrote: >What about today's Jeopardy when there was a question about some museum in >Hibbing, Minnesota. Must have been talking about the Greyhound bus museum there. The Greyhound system was started in Hibbing. >This question (or should I say answer) was immediately followed by one >that included the word Subterranean. Coincidence? Actually, the coincidence goes another way. Hibbing is the site of one of thelargest iron mines in the world. The entire north side of town is a huge hole in the ground. Subterranean indeed. Actually between the Rust mine pit and the mountains of iron tailings surrounding the town, it's a pretty surreal site. The high school there was built during the WWI era and is pretty remarkable. It was built by the mining company when they decided to move the town to make access to the ore deposits easier. To make up for the inconvenience, they built what is arguably the most elegant hs in the US. Marble floors, carved bas relief mouldings and an auditorium as elegant as most cities' fanciest theatres or orchestra halls. Sadly, however, the tour of the hs makes no mention of their most famous graduate (nor do they have any record of which locker was his). In the high school auditorium I tried to visualize Bobby Zimmerman pounding out Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis on the piano at talent shows while the poodle skirt/pat boone set looked on in horror. It must have been real cold up in the iron range. It seems as though Hibbing is a bit chagrined by Dylan's origins there. I think they still don't understand his appeal (or greatness). The locals seem prouder of local natives Roger Maris and Kevin McHale. Athletics may be more accessible than poetics.