Crowds Outside Glass Block, 1969

November 1969 Other than the date – November 1969 – this photo is uncaptioned. Obviously, it shows the Glass Block department store, which was located at the corner of Second Avenue West and Superior Street in downtown Duluth. What’s missing is if this was a special occasion, or just a photo of everyday business and…
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High School Girls Hockey Approved In Duluth, 1996

March 19, 1996 Duluth’s first all-city high school girls hockey team gathers on the ice for the national anthem before a game in February 1997, during the team’s inaugural season. (Kathy Strauss / News Tribune) GIRLS HOCKEY GETS THE NOD BUT DULUTH SQUAD SEEKS COMPETITORS After tonight, Duluth’s first all-city high school girls hockey team…
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Danish Bakery

June 16, 2001 Will Munger picks up boxes of pastries for continental breakfast at his business, the Willard Munger Inn & Coffee Shop, from Debbie Jick at the Danish Bakery in West Duluth. Despite the bakery’s longtime popularity, owner Denny Swanson will close his doors June 30. (Charles Curtis / News Tribune) DANISH BAKERY TO…
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West End, 1970

July 23, 1970 Looking west down Superior Street, West End, Duluth. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) Here are some zoomed-in views of the signs:

Taran’s Food Market

March 24, 1981 Taran’s Food Market and Bob’s Meats, corner of Eighth Street and 19th Avenue East. The facade retains the Taran’s sign, but today the building houses At Sara’s Table / Chester Creek Cafe and is about to undergo an expansion.