Thanksgiving Dinner In Duluth In The 1890s

Broiled bluefish. Braised saddle of squirrels. Cream of terrapin. And, yes, turkey and pumpkin pie. Items both odd and familiar to modern-day palates were on the menu for Thanksgiving dinner at Duluth’s top hotels 120 years ago. This item from the News Tribune from Nov. 25, 1897 — headlined “The Homeless Man,” referring to traveling…
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What Was On The Thanksgiving Menu 100 Years Ago?

From the Duluth News Tribune of Nov. 25, 1914 — the day before Thanksgiving 100 years ago — we found this page of advertisements for local stores offering all kinds of food for holiday dinners. Click on the image, then zoom in for a larger version to see what was on the menu for Thanksgiving…
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Chinese Lantern Fire Was 20 Years Ago

Flames erupt from the upper windows and roof of the Chinese Lantern shortly after 7 a.m. on Jan. 16, 1994 as firefighters pour water into the three-story structure from their hoses and aerial trucks. Twelve units and up to 50 firefighters were at the scene in downtown Duluth. (Dave Ballard / News-Tribune) Today marks the…
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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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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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