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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The Pop Shoppe Redux

The Pop Shoppe, shown in the Central Entrance photo posted a few days ago, has drawn some interest as a late, lamented part of Duluth. I did some searching on the Web, and apparently you still can satisfy your Pop Shoppe cravings… if you head to the Toronto area: It looks like the…
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Sitting On Our Car In The River

March 31, 1967 Caught in a tough situation, four men watch as Superior firemen motor to their rescue through the overflow waters of the Nemadji River. (Earl Johnson / Duluth Herald)

A&W Plans Leave Neighbors Frosted

February 1998 Artist’s rendering of an A&W restaurant that was proposed in 1998 for the corner of Woodland Avenue and St. Marie Street. DRIVE-IN OVER CREEK RAISES IRE OF NEIGHBORS (Duluth News Tribune, Feb. 11, 1998) Developers say it’s just an old-fashioned root beer stand, a slice of Americana. But a pocket of neighbors near…
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