A Brief History Of The Aerial Lift Bridge

The construction of the Duluth ship canal in 1871 may have opened a new route into the Duluth-Superior harbor — but it also cut off land access to the vibrant community on Park Point. Rowboats and ferries — and several temporary rope-and-plank suspension bridges — were used to bridge the gap. By the 1890s, the…
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Joe Huie’s Cafe

Feb. 14, 1988 Duluth remembers Joe Huie By Don Jacobson, News-Tribune The death of 95-year-old Joe Huie, former Duluth restaurateur, on Friday (Feb. 12, 1988) brought forth a flood of memories from residents who recalled Huie’s eatery as “the” place to go in Duluth. Joe Huie’s Cafe was known not only for authentic Oriental food…
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DWP Railway Trestle In West Duluth, 1977

May 13, 1977 The Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway trestle was a familiar landmark in West Duluth for decades, until it was removed in the 1980s (do any of you know the exact date?) The view above, looking west from near the corner of Central and Grand avenues, was taken on May 13, 1977. Here’s…
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Rouchleau Mine And Mineview In The Sky, 1972

June 1972 This photo from the News Tribune files, attributed to Pederson’s Photo Studio in Virginia, is dated to June 1972 — though it’s not clear if that’s when it was taken, when it ran in the paper or both. It’s a view out over the still-active Rouchleau Mine, which has received a lot of…
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News Tribune Attic Photo Mystery: What’s The Story With This Puppy?

May 14, 1984 Was it a joke? Or was someone really giving away this adorable puppy one day in Duluth in May 1984? It’s a mystery from deep in the files of the News Tribune. Maybe one of you out there knows the answer. News Tribune photographer Jack Rendulich, who took the picture on May…
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