Jim’s Hamburgers, 1980

November 27, 1980 Jim’s Hamburgers is crowded every day, so Jim and Jay Overlie stay open on Thanksgiving. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) JIM’S OPEN DOORS ARE A THANK YOU TO SOME FAMILIAR FACES BY SANDY BATTIN OF THE NEWS-TRIBUNE STAFF Time was, Jim’s Hamburgers was about the only place open on Thanksgiving. Jim Overlie kept…
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Woolworth’s, 1993

March 19, 1993 Theresa St. Marie of Duluth (right) is a longtime customer of the Woolworth’s store at 106 W. Superior St. "It’s the only place left downtown," she said Thursday. "So many of the others have moved away or up over the hill." (Bob King / News-Tribune) Woolworth’s did close, not long after that…
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Universal Atlas Cement Company

Date unknown This photo shows a view looking south over the Universal Atlas Cement Company, with Gary and New Duluth in the distance. There is no date on this photo – does anyone have a guess? The cement plant was located south of Morgan Park, adjacent to the U.S. Steel plant. One landmark visible in…
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Kiddieland, 1975

Aug. 16, 1975 There isn’t much information to go with this photo – the caption just gives the dates and says "Zoo Ride – Kiddieland." So… would this be part of the Lake Superior Zoo? Does anyone have memories of Kiddieland? The rides listed on the ticket booth are the Giant Slide, Moon Walk, Airplanes,…
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TV Flashback: Twin Peaks, 1990

September 1990 Kyle MachLachlan stars as FBI Agent Dale Cooper and Michael Ontkean as Sheriff Harry S. Truman in the critically acclaimed, mysterious and offbeat dramatic series "Twin Peaks," which will return to the ABC Television Network’s prime time schedule this fall. "Twin Peaks" will air on Saturdays. (ABC promotional photo)