NorShor Theatre Opens In Downtown Duluth, 1941

July 1941 The renovated and restored NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth officially opens to the public on Feb. 1. Here’s a look at the re-lit marquee: The News Tribune will be running a special section about the NorShor in the Feb. 1 paper — the second time the paper has printed a special section to…
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Ideal Market Closes, 1999

January 17, 1999 IDEAL MARKET CLOSES CUSTOMERS BID GOODBYE TO STORE OWNER, FRIEND By Steve Kuchera, News-Tribune, Jan. 18, 1999 On Sunday afternoon, Harvey Winthrop did what he has done for years — he stood behind the counter at the Ideal Market and Bakery, greeting people coming through the door. But this time it was…
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First Street In Downtown Duluth, Circa 1960

This undated photo from the News Tribune files shows a glimpse of downtown Duluth from about 1960. (I’m not an expert on cars — so if the vehicles suggest a different date, please let me know) The caption on the back of the photo says “one-way streets” – so perhaps the photo was taken soon…
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A Brief History Of The Aerial Lift Bridge

The construction of the Duluth ship canal in 1871 may have opened a new route into the Duluth-Superior harbor — but it also cut off land access to the vibrant community on Park Point. Rowboats and ferries — and several temporary rope-and-plank suspension bridges — were used to bridge the gap. By the 1890s, the…
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Joe Huie’s Cafe

Feb. 14, 1988 Duluth remembers Joe Huie By Don Jacobson, News-Tribune The death of 95-year-old Joe Huie, former Duluth restaurateur, on Friday (Feb. 12, 1988) brought forth a flood of memories from residents who recalled Huie’s eatery as “the” place to go in Duluth. Joe Huie’s Cafe was known not only for authentic Oriental food…
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