View Of Downtown… Do You Know When?

Here is a view looking down on downtown Duluth at about Fourth Avenue West: It’s undated, but the cars appear to be 1940s or early 1950s-era: Other clues (thanks to a magnifying glass):  – The DeWitt-Seitz Co. building has a painted slogan: "Home of the Sanomade Mattress." – There are huge piles of what looks…
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Canal Park Burger King… The Story

Aug. 5, 1991 Here is the story that accompanied this Canal Park photo, which was posted several days ago… After midnight, Canal Park’s place to be By John Welbes, News-Tribune It’s 10:30 p.m. on almost any night of the week in Canal Park. The older crowds are crammed into Grandma’s Saloon, but the streets are…
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A. Jannetta Grocery

Sept. 16, 1980 After decades spent running his grocery store, Anthony Jannetta still finds that "it’s nice to open the door and meet the people." (Charles Curtis / Duluth Herald) A. Jannetta Grocery: Epitaph to an era By M.L. Levandowski, Duluth Herald The hemp rope hanging from the hook behind the plate-glass store front no…
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Pre-Home Depot Days

May 1999 Aerial view looking northwest over the site of a proposed commercial development at the corner of Trinity Road and Central Entrance. (Charles Curtis / News Tribune) This view shows some early clearing work in May 1999 at the site of what would become Home Depot and Olive Garden. After a contentious six-year battle…
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Hangin’ Out At The Canal Park Burger King

Aug. 3, 1991 Local teens hang out on a summer night at the Burger King in Canal Park. (Clara Wu / News Tribune) The information on the back of this photo indicates it was supposed to accompany a front-page story. I haven’t found it yet, but I’ll post it if/when I do. Anyone want to…
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