First Street At Chester Creek, 1960

Many drivers who travel on East First Street between 14th and 13th avenues East probably have no idea┬áthat they’re driving over Chester Creek, channeled in a tunnel far underground. Pedestrians know — it’s hard to miss the sound of the creek’s rushing waters as it angles beneath the street and on down to Lake Superior.…
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Phillips 66 Gas Station On Superior Street, 1961

Here are a couple views of a then-new Phillips 66 gas station and the offices of Como Oil Company along Superior Street at Eighth Avenue East in 1961. This view is from April of that year: And here’s a photo from November 1961: Here are a couple of zoomed-in views of the signage in the…
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Interstate Bridge, 1961

As with the previous post on the bear in the boat, this one features a reader-submitted photo from years back that was left in the News Tribune files. The photo, credited to C.F. Sager of Duluth and dated Oct. 22, 1961, is a view of the old Interstate Bridge linking Duluth and Superior, as seen…
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Aerial View Of West Duluth, 1970

Circa 1970 This News Tribune file photo shows Interstate 35 under construction through West Duluth. It has two dates written on the back – 1969 and 1970 – so perhaps an alert reader can pick out some details from this image to determine which year is correct. This photo certainly shows how important Cody Street…
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Archive Aerial Views Of The Twin Ports

I came across two (and was e-mailed a third) old aerial photos of the Twin Ports. Here they are (click on the photos for a larger view): View over the West End and the Rice’s Point rail yards toward the Blatnik Bridge, 1970. (News Tribune file photo) This photo shows construction of Interstate 35 (and…
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