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Usher, Ellis B. (Ellis Baker), 1852-1931 "Nelson Powell Hulst, "The greatest American authority on iron""


Nelson Powell Hulst, "The Greatest American Authority on Iron": The subject of this sketch, Hulst (1842-1923), was educated by Quakers in New York and came to Wisconsin in 1870 as an engineer for the Milwaukee Iron Co. During the 1870s he helped discover and then to utilize much of the ore in the Menominee Iron Range of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. Hulst continued to oversee mines for the U.S. Steel Co. and other corporations until his retirement in 1904. Besides containing much detail on mining operations and on corporate concerns, 1870-1900, the article also contains a revealing anecdote about a meeting Hulst had with Abraham Lincoln at the start of his career. (20 pages)

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Citation: Usher, Ellis B. (Ellis Baker), 1852-1931 "Nelson Powell Hulst, "The greatest American authority on iron"" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 07 /Issue: 4 (1923-1924)

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