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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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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Downtown Duluth’s Sunnyside Cafe, 1981

October 13, 1981 Here’s a story from the Duluth Herald files from 1981, profiling an old-fashioned downtown Duluth cafe and its proprietors. It’s kind of a long article, but it’s a pretty fun, charming story with some memorable anecdotes. Enjoy… Art Rode mans the counter at the Sunnyside Cafe in downtown Duluth in October 1981.…
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The Bars Of North Fifth Street In Superior, 1978

October 15, 1978 Bars line the north side of North Fifth Street in Superior on Oct. 15, 1978. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) Does the scene above look familiar? If so, you have a pretty good memory, because all but one of these bars lining North Fifth Street in Superior have been gone for years. The…
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120 Years Ago, ‘handsome And Cultured’ Lakeside Became Part Of Duluth

This detail from an 1890 map shows part of the village of Lakeside before it became part of the city of Duluth. (2007 file / News Tribune) The end of one year and beginning of another can be a time of great change, as new laws and ordinances take effect. Such was the case 120…
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