Friday, August 20, 2010

3M Museum and Lighthouse

Another cool,cloudy day. We decided to drive into Two Harbors. We stopped at the 3M Museum.

Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing was founded in Two Harbors in 1902. The Museum is located in the original office building and highlights the development of 3M and their products. We were interested in it as when we both worked at Utilities Supply Company, an industrial tool company, we sold 3m products, such as their sandpaper. Their early inovations were waterproof sandpaper, masking tape and cellophane "Scotch tape". Now of course they are a hugh corporation with 132 plants andn 167,000 employees worldwide. Across the street from the Museum is a park. You can see the stage where different events take placed during the summer.

We then drove over to Two Harbors Light Station which is the oldest operating light station on the North Shore and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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