Looking Back On The Past Year – In 1996

December 29, 1996 The end of the year brings a slew of "looking back" articles and compilations in newspapers. I thought I’d keep with that trend, but instead pull a retrospective article from a few years back – 1996, to be exact. The top Northland stories of 1996, as picked by the News Tribune, included…
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Goodbye, Christie Building, 1980

March 12, 1980 Wrecking crews work Tuesday on tearing down the Christie Building, across from City Hall, to make way for the new seven-story state office building at Fourth Avenue West and Second Street. The new building, which will cost about $8.8 million, should be finished in 1982. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) The photo above…
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Christmas Photos

Here are a few Christmas-themed photos from years’ past that I found in the Attic. With holiday celebrations going on, there will be a limited number of new Attic posts from now until a few days into the new year. I wish all of you out there a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for visiting…
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Famous Chicken Debuts, 1982

June 8, 1982 The Duluth Dukes’ mascot, Famous Chicken, clowns for Shawn Simonson, 6, of 5915 Haines Road, on Monday at Wade Stadium during the Dukes’ season opener. The Dukes, who topped Hermantown 13-3 in the game, are having a contest for fans to determine the mascot’s identity. (Bob King / News Tribune) ————- The…
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Building Central High, 1971

January 24, 1971 The entrance of "new" Duluth Central High School, under construction in 1971, in a photo by the News-Tribune’s Earl Johnson. There is no other information with this photo.