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The Oliver Mining Company gave Hibbing High School as a gift in 1920, because Hibbing had to move for mining purposes and had to leave their previous high school behind. The high school was finished in 1922. [1] Hibbing High School is very famous for its auditorium. The auditorium is an exact replica of the Capitol Theater in New York; the auditorium has chandeliers from Belgium, 1,800 velvet seats, and a Barton pipe organ, which is one of the only two in the United States.[2] The school cost 4 million dollars to build at the time. Today, the school would cost around 50 million dollars to replace.[3] Hibbing High school defines what Hibbing was and what Hibbing still is.[4]


[1] hibbing.mn.us/ (date unknown). Hibbing High School. December 2, 2010.

[2] ironrange.org, 2007. Hibbing High School. December 2, 2010.

[3] hibbing.mn.us/ (date unknown). Hibbing High School. December 2, 2010.

[4]Interview. Current High School Student. December 16, 2010

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