42nd Anniversary Of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Friday – Nov. 10, 2017 – is the 42nd anniversary of the wreck of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald in a massive November storm on Lake Superior. After leaving Superior with a load of taconite, the ship sank on the evening of Nov. 10, 1975, in eastern Lake Superior off Whitefish Point with the loss of…
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UMD Campus, Circa Early 1950s

It’s hard to imagine the current campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth as a vacant field — but that’s what it was until the late 1940s. The photo above shows the first building — first known as the “science building,” now the Chemistry Building — on what was initially UMD’s “upper campus,” an expansion…
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The History Of The Interstate Bridge

The first two bridges to link Duluth and Superior — the St. Louis Bay and Grassy Point bridges — provided a path for trains to cross between the two cities. A temporary bridge provided a seasonal streetcar link. But into the 1890s, the communities still relied on ferries to carry pedestrians most of the year.…
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Blizzard Causes Flooding In Canal Park, 1975

Parts of Canal Park and Park Point saw flooding from the storm that hit the area last Friday, Oct. 27. The same storm caused major damage to the Lakewalk and Brighton Beach in Duluth, and elsewhere around western Lake Superior. By coincidence, the News Tribune included a (long-planned) DNT Extra special section in Sunday’s paper…
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A “Haunted House” In Duluth, 1960s

This photo came from a folder in the News Tribune archives marked “urban renewal” — the photo is labeled “Haunted House.” The caption reads: The old Hochs home at 230 South 29th Avenue West There’s no date on the photo — which makes it nearly impossible to find the story it accompanied (the search continues).…
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