Duluth parkettes, 1960

June 13, 1960

This post is a “best-of” Attic entry, originally posted three years ago and brought back today for those who may have missed it…

Stepping out smartly in new uniforms and hats, six parkettes went on full-time duty in the downtown Duluth area today. From left are Donna Humphreys, Ann Gaul, Elizabeth Emanuelson, Adrienne Erickson, Mary Chiovitte and Brenda Furtman. All are UMD students. This is the fourth year the Duluth Police Department has employed parkettes. They are used to enforce parking regulations and will be on full-time duty until Oct. 1, and part-time the rest of the year. (Duluth Herald photo)

Parkettes patrolled the streets of downtown Duluth for a number of years… and still do, though it seems the term “parkette” has dropped out of use. The Attic has a number of photos and clippings on parkettes; here are a few:

June 4, 1958

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June 13, 1968

1968 Duluth parkettes (from left): Carol Monroe, Pam Johnson, Pat Gressman, Mary Sundeen and Ann Connolly. (Duluth Herald photo)

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Undated

Duluth parkettes (no other caption information)

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July 28, 1977

Duluth parkette Debbie Padora wears the parkettes’ new uniform. The major difference from the old blue military cut uniforms is that the new outfits are red, and have a cullotte or split skirt. (News-Tribune photo)

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Sept. 19, 1977

Parkette Patty (no last name given), a Farrah Fawcett-Majors lookalike (that’s what the paper ran back in 1977), tickets a car at Second Avenue West and First Street. (George Starkey / News-Tribune)

‘Angels’ are devil to some

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Stepping out smartly in new uniforms and hats, six parkettes went on full-time duty in the downtown Duluth area today. From left are Donna Humphreys, Ann Gaul, Elizabeth Emanuelson, Adrienne Erickson, Mary Chiovitte and Brenda Furtman. All are UMD students. This is the fourth year the Duluth Police Department has employed parkettes. They are used to enforce parking regulations and will be on full-time duty until Oct. 1, and part-time the rest of the year. (Duluth Herald photo)

Parkettes patrolled the streets of downtown Duluth for a number of years… and still do, though it seems the term “parkette” has dropped out of use. The Attic has a number of photos and clippings on parkettes; here are a few:

2 thoughts on “Duluth parkettes, 1960

  1. I had a good friend that was a parkette back in the 70′s. The paper did a story on her because she signed all of her tickets with Love.
    Her last name was Love. :)

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