Last Union Civil War Vet Dies In Duluth, 1956

A few hours ago, the Associated Press reported that Frank Buckles, the last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, died at age 110. You can find more information here. That sparked memories of Duluth’s own “last veteran” – in our case, it was Albert Woolson, the last surviving Union veteran of the Civil War,…
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Greased Pig Prank At East, 1981

October 23, 1981 GREASED PIG JOKE FLOPS Duluth Herald A greased piglet was released into the East High School gymnasium today but, rather than causing the excitement expected, the frightened animal collapsed. “The little fellow was so small he could barely walk,” Principal Nick Srdar said today. The piglet was cleaned and taken to a…
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A Look Inside UMD’s Old Main, 1980

April 3, 1980 Old Main on the University of Minnesota Duluth’s lower campus, April 1980. (Joey McLeister / News-Tribune) Weathered Old Main silent, almost empty By Doug Smith, News-Tribune The long, dark halls of UMD’s Old Main are mostly silent these days. Footsteps echo down the high-ceilinged hallways only occasionally. Most of the classrooms are…
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Mystery Picketers In Superior

I’m hoping you can provide some more information about a couple of photos I found in the News Tribune files of picket lines in Superior. Both of these photos had dates written on the back – usually a sure-fire way of tracking down caption information. But I came up empty in my first try at…
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DFL Convention In Duluth, 1970

June 1970 Here are a couple of photos from the 1970 Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party convention at the Duluth Arena: State Sen. Nicholas Coleman raises Wendell Anderson’s hand in a victory gesture after Anderson was endorsed for governor by acclamation at the Minnesota DFL convention on June 27, 1970. Looking on at left is senatorial candidate…
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