News Tribune Attic Mystery: When Was This Photo Taken?

Do you know when this photo was taken? We know where it was taken — the corner of West Superior Street, Piedmont Avenue and Garfield Avenue. This view is looking north; today the buildings are gone, and it’s a vacant lot. The site is slated to become the home of Garfield Square, a $13.4 million, 50-unit…
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History Of The Arrowhead Bridge

In the mid-1920s, complaints about delays in crossing the Interstate Bridge were mounting. Aside from the distant Oliver Bridge, it was the only option for vehicles to cross between Duluth and Superior. In 1925, a private firm called the Twin Ports Bridge Co. sought approval from Congress for a new cross-border span linking Superior to the…
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NorShor Theatre Opens In Downtown Duluth, 1941

July 1941 The renovated and restored NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth officially opens to the public on Feb. 1. Here’s a look at the re-lit marquee: The News Tribune will be running a special section about the NorShor in the Feb. 1 paper — the second time the paper has printed a special section to…
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Ideal Market Closes, 1999

January 17, 1999 IDEAL MARKET CLOSES CUSTOMERS BID GOODBYE TO STORE OWNER, FRIEND By Steve Kuchera, News-Tribune, Jan. 18, 1999 On Sunday afternoon, Harvey Winthrop did what he has done for years — he stood behind the counter at the Ideal Market and Bakery, greeting people coming through the door. But this time it was…
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First Street In Downtown Duluth, Circa 1960

This undated photo from the News Tribune files shows a glimpse of downtown Duluth from about 1960. (I’m not an expert on cars — so if the vehicles suggest a different date, please let me know) The caption on the back of the photo says “one-way streets” – so perhaps the photo was taken soon…
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