Aerial Views Of Duluth

Old aerial photos always offer a lot of interesting opportunities to see what has changed and what has stayed the same. Here are a few aerial photos of Duluth from the early 2000s, from the News Tribune archives. Click on the images for a larger view: This photo from October 2003 shows the area just…
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Photo Of Downtown Duluth, October 1966

This photo of downtown Duluth and the Hillside, taken by News Tribune photographer Earl Johnson, is dated Oct. 11, 1966. This pre-dates construction of the new Central High School atop the hill, and it’s interesting how sparse that upper hillside looks in this photo. Click on the photo to view a much larger version, in…
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Odds And Ends Old Photos Of Duluth

Here are some random old photos of Duluth from the News Tribune files that I just don’t have enough information about to build an entire post for each. So I’ll assemble them here (click on the photos for a larger view)… Gowan-Peyton-Twohy Co. and other businesses and warehouses at the foot of Fifth Avenue West…
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Jim’s Hamburgers, 1980

This Attic entry originally was posted in August 2008; I’m posting it again after seeing on the Perfect Duluth Day website that the last Jim’s Hamburgers location, on Superior Street in the West End, apparently has closed. While apparently there is no absolute confirmation the cafe is closed for good, the windows are papered over.…
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Looking Back At Duluth Central High School

Sunday’s News Tribune features a story looking back at the history of Duluth Central High School, which will close this year after nearly 120 years of classes and memories at two locations. The first Central opened in 1892 in the downtown building now known as Old Central High School, with its landmark clock tower. In…
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