Heading Back Downstairs For A Break

News Tribune Attic readers- It’s been a great first few months for the News Tribune Attic. I’ve appreciated your comments and e-mails, and the positive feedback I’ve received. But, it’s a bit exhausting keeping this going as a one-man show. So, I’ll be taking a break for the rest of the month. I’m going to…
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Ice Cream Treats At Bridgeman’s

May 23, 1976 "Tina" (no last name listed) serves up an ice cream cone at a Duluth-area Bridgeman’s. (News-Tribune photo) Bridgeman’s has been a Duluth institution for years. According to the company Web site, Henry Bridgeman started selling fresh milk in Duluth in 1883; in 1936, his sons, Chester and Roy, opened the first Bridgeman’s…
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Kozy Bar, 1983

Feb. 8, 1983 Jack Green in the Kozy Bar in downtown Duluth, Feb. 8, 1983. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) I saw something odd among the various items being offered for sale on the wall behind the bar. There were potato chips, and aspirin, and … fish steaks? Yes, fish steaks – under the label "Magic…
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Rebuilding Mesaba Avenue, 1988

July 6, 1988 Construction on Mesaba Avenue cuts through Second Avenue West on Duluth’s Central Hillside. (Charles Curtis / News Tribune) At lower center in this view is the site of what is now the Second Avenue West exit ramp, giving traffic going southbound (downhill) on Mesaba Avenue access to downtown Duluth. Here is another…
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Holy Cow, It’s Batman In Duluth!

March 29, 1980 Adam West, better known as Batman, signs an autograph for Jeff Bard of Duluth at the 14th annual Duluth International World of Wheels at Pioneer Hall. (Jack Rendulich / News-Tribune) Pow! Whap! Bif! Batman hits town