Odds And Ends Old Photos Of Duluth

Here are some random old photos of Duluth from the News Tribune files that I just don’t have enough information about to build an entire post for each. So I’ll assemble them here (click on the photos for a larger view)… Gowan-Peyton-Twohy Co. and other businesses and warehouses at the foot of Fifth Avenue West…
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Photos Of The Aerial Ferry Bridge

Before it was the Aerial Lift Bridge, the Duluth icon was the Aerial Ferry Bridge. When the span linking Canal Park to Park Point first opened in 1905, a gondola – or “aerial ferry” carried passengers and vehicles across the ship canal. The bridge was converted to its present lift-and-lower span in the winter of…
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Duluth Central's state champion basketball team poses with its trophy in study hall on March 27, 1961, two days after their big win in the state title game. Coach Jim Hastings (left) and Principal George Beck are on either side of the trophy in the front row. (News Tribune file photo)

Photos Of Duluth Central State Basketball Title Celebration, 1961

March 1961 This month marks the 51st anniversary of the 1961 Duluth Central boys basketball team winning the state title with a 51-50 victory over Bemidji in the Twin Cities. Here are a few photos from the News Tribune archives of the celebration upon the team’s return to Duluth; click on the photos for a…
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Hare-raising Times On Duluth’s Park Point

May 21, 1999 Smokey the dog, owned by Donella Kubiak, has become quite accustomed to his rabbit friends on Park Point in May 1999. They have become used to him, too, not showing the least bit of concern as he barks at strangers. (Derek Neas / News-Tribune) Park Point’s hare-raising problem Rabbit population in Duluth…
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Warehouse Bar, 1984

July 27, 1984 Butch Curran, owner of the Warehouse Bar, stands in the newly opened dance area attached to the bar and grill on July 23, 1984. (Jack Rendulich / News-Tribune) It’s cool down at the Warehouse By Bob Ashenmacher, News-Tribune staff writer The surprise hit of this year’s Grandma’s Marathon weekend was the Warehouse.…
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