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Hellen talks Pabst Mine history with students

By BRYAN HELLIOS

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IRONWOOD - Fourth and fifth grade students from Hurley to Wakefield spent their last day of the All Aboard for History summer program at Miners Memorial Park.

The group met at the park's trailhead to hear about the nation wide impact of Pabst Mine from local historian Ivan Hellen.

"Today you're going to find out some real historic stuff that probably was the most important thing in Ironwood's history," he said as he showed newspaper clippings describing conditions the miners endured while stuck underground.

Hellen led the way through the park, stopp...