Explosion At Laura MacArthur School, 1982

Story printed September 28, 1982 Apprehension and excitement show on the faces of first-graders outside Laura MacArthur-West Elementary School following a boiler explosion on September 27, 1982. They’re waiting with teachers Gail Olson and Evelyn Clancy. Click on the photo for a larger version. (Jack Rendulich / News-Tribune & Herald) Boiler room explosion rocks elementary…
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Morgan Park High School Memories

This year marks the end of the line for classes at what is now Morgan Park Middle School; students from Morgan Park will attend classes at the new Lincoln Park Middle School starting in the fall. It’s also the 30th anniversary of the closing of Morgan Park High School in that building; the high school…
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Old Denfeld Sign At Old Laura MacArthur School

There’s been a discussion over on Perfect Duluth Day the past couple days about whether or not an old, engraved Denfeld High School might exist on the 56th Avenue West facade of the now-former Laura MacArthur Elementary School. That part of the old MacArthur (the new MacArthur opened this year) was Denfeld High School when…
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Superior Shots From The ’60s

Here are a couple of photos of Superior from the 1960s from the News Tribune files; click on the photos for a larger view. First up is one from May 1965, of the new Montgomery Ward store on Tower Avenue: You can see the opening signs and some of the merchandise inside: Montgomery Ward isn’t…
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Break Dancing Takes Duluth By Storm, 1984

I found a file of break dancing photos in the News Tribune Attic, and oddly enough every single one of them was from 1984. It seems like that was the year break dancing really took off in Duluth, at least for a while. Here are a few photos from “The Icebreakers,” a break dance show…
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