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Last Place On Earth, 1985

April 5, 1985 Last Place on Earth has some great bargains in records Bob Ashenmacher, Duluth News-Tribune How do they do it? How does the Last Place on Earth record store at 102 E. Superior St. sell the Top 30 albums and cassette tapes for $4.98 when many record stores charge $8.98? “We’re losing money…
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40th Anniversary Of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Today – Nov. 10, 2015 – is the 40th anniversary of the wreck of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald in a ferocious storm on Lake Superior. Today’s peaceful sunrise in Duluth was about as far as the weather could get from the conditions four decades ago. After leaving Superior with a load of taconite, the ship sank…
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Duluth’s Seven Corners

An aerial view looking across Seven Corners and down Lower Piedmont Avenue in Duluth on June 7, 2000. (Renee Knoeber / News-Tribune) Seven Corners was a famous – infamous? – traffic intersection / bottleneck in Duluth, where Piedmont Avenue, Skyline Parkway, Trinity Road and 24th Avenue West all met in a somewhat confusing, jumbled junction.…
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London Road, Circa 1960s

1960s   This view from sometime in the 1960s shows London Road in Duluth, looking west toward the Plaza shopping center, visible at upper right. The steeple of First Lutheran Church can be seen in the distance. Click on the photo for a larger view. Here’s a zoomed-in view of the Plaza, with a J.C.…
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Panoramic View Of Duluth’s Police Force, Circa 1918

The photo above is a detail from a great panoramic photo posted online by the Kathryn A. Martin Library Archives at the University of Minnesota Duluth. It’s a photo of what must have been the entire Duluth police force – along with some city dignitaries, perhaps – at the Civic Center in downtown Duluth, in…
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