The Hibbing Podcast Project was a collaboration with the Iron Range Tourism Bureau and residents of Hibbing, MN. During the project, a group of Hibbing teens interviewed adults about businesses and points of interest in and around Hibbing. Click on the "Product" tab below to download and listen to the podcasts.
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Listen to the completed podcasts below!
The 5 podcast stops were selected through community meetings, conversation with business owners and tourism experts, and a survey of storytellers in the community. Click on the "Product" tab and enjoy listening!
Background on Hibbing
In July of 1893, the townsite of Hibbing was laid out and named in honor of Frank Hibbing, an expert iron ore prospector from Germany who discovered the surface indication which led him to believe in the existence of extensive ore deposits in the area. Feeling personally responsible as Hibbing's creator, he took deepest pride in its development and by his generous aid made its progress possible. He used his personal means to provide a water plant, electric light plant, the first roads, hotel, sawmill and bank building.
Date: August 2012 - December 2012
Partner(s): Iron Range Tourism Bureau; Aleah Vinick, Minnesota Historical Society, Project Manager
Location: Hibbing, MN