B. Affleck On The Scrap Heap

November 1984 Nov. 2, 1984: Workers at the Hyman-Michaels scrapyard on Arthur Avenue in Duluth (off Garfield Avenue, near the Blatnik Bridge) work in the exposed engine room of the ore boat Richard B. Schiller. The Schiller, like the B.F. Affleck at right, are being cut apart for scrap. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) I wonder…
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TV Flashback: William Shatner Is… T.J. Hooker

Fall 1985 From the News Tribune Attic’s TV promo files: William Shatner (right) as T.J. Hooker, Heather Locklear as Stacy Sheridan, and James Darren as Jim Corrigan star in T.J. Hooker, the drama of a veteran police sergeant (Hooker) who rejected a detective’s badge to remain on the streets and train young recruits. (CBS promotional…
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Chinese Lantern Fire

Jan. 16, 1994 Flames erupt from the upper windows and roof of the Chinese Lantern shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday as firefighters pour water into the three-story structure from their hoses and aerial trucks. Twelve units and up to 50 firefighters were at the scene in downtown Duluth. (Dave Ballard / News-Tribune) Lantern lost (published…
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Comic Books At Granada News

April 21, 1982 Ed Kleiman, owner of Granada News, stocks shelves of comic books. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) A News-Tribune assessment of the local comic book scene in the spring of 1982 included the photos that accompany this post. The photos were taken at Granada News, 15 W. Superior St. Other comic book hot spots,…
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Silver Bay… Before It Was Silver Bay

Reserve Mining Co. plans for a company town at Beaver Bay, dated February 1952; the town would later be renamed Silver Bay. I stumbled across a file of old, mostly uncaptioned photos in a folder labeled "Beaver Bay." But the 1950s-era shots actually are of what we now call Silver Bay. The photos – I’ve…
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