Taking A Break

Fall is here, and with it comes a busy stretch for me with family weddings, get-it-done-before-winter home repairs and other commitments. So, I’ll be taking a break from posting new items until mid-October. As I step aside for now, a request to all of you who read and enjoy this site: If you don’t already,…
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Duluth Day At Glass Block, 1950s

1950s The limited caption info on the back of this photo indicates that it shows Duluth Day at the Glass Block on Oct. 24 (year unknown, but it looks like it might be the 1950s). Does anyone know if Duluth Day was an annual event at Glass Block? Here is a close-up view of part…
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Jim’s Bait, 1984

February 9, 1984 Jack Phillips, Hal Lamb, Dick Kupczynski and Bob Carlson gather to talk and drink coffee at Jim’s Bait in Duluth. Phillips’ dog, Bonnie, keeps watch. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) When I looked in the envelope that held the story that went with this photo, it was empty. So, I’m not exactly sure…
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Seven Corners, 1996

December 5, 1996 Traffic runs smoothly through the infamous Seven Corners intersection where new traffic lights were turned on Thursday. (Kathy Strauss / News-Tribune) Note the old-style "76" gas station globe. This intersection was reconfigured / eliminated during the Piedmont Avenue reconstruction several years ago.

Canal Park Inn, 1982

June 27, 1982 Expansion under way at the Canal Park Inn, June 1982 (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) CANAL PARK INN BEING OUTFITTED IN THE LATEST FAST-FOOD CHIC By early 1986, the Canal Park Inn had been sold to the Patronas family, who reopened it as a Burger King. The Burger King remained open until just…
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