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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Gustafson’s Lakeside Bakery Closes, 2003

April 26, 2003 Ted Gustafson (center) and sons Bill (left) and Bob are getting out of the bakery business. They have operated Gustafson’s Lakeside Bakery for 48 years. (Derek Neas / News-Tribune) ONE LAST PIECE OF COFFEE CAKE FINAL DAY: THE FAMILY-OWNED LAKESIDE BAKERY IS CLOSING ITS DOORS TODAY AFTER 48 YEARS IN BUSINESS By…
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The Glory Days Of Smelting In Duluth

A crowd of about 400 smelters gathers for a small run at the mouth of the Lester River on April 25, 1986. (Steve Stearns / News-Tribune) Up until the 1980s, one of the biggest gatherings in Duluth each year was the annual spring smelt run along the shore of Lake Superior and local rivers feeding…
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Outdoor Youth Hockey

Outdoor youth hockey Squirt hockey teams competing at the Lower Chester rink  in 1988. Bob King/News Tribune Outdoor hockey hasn’t changed much, except maybe it had more people playing outside because of the lack of indoor arenas. I grew up playing youth hockey on outdoor rinks. One time we played with temperatures below zero and…
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Gabby’s Place, A Lakeside Hangout

Marilyn McNeil and Ambrose Welle of Duluth leave after a visit to Gabby’s Place in Lakeside. (1988 file / News Tribune) Gabby’s Place in Lakeside was the quintessential neighborhood diner — a place to catch up on local gossip and debate the day’s headlines over coffee with the cafe’s regulars. The Lakeside restaurant was part…
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