Parks & Landmarks

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Parks

Developing Duluth’s Park System, 1856–1956

Duluth’s Park Police

Duluth’s 19th-Century Squares

Skyline Parkway & Seven Bridges Road

Hilltop Park & the 7th Avenue West Incline

Chester Park

The Duluth Ski Club at Chester Park

Lincoln Park

Lester Park

Lester River Rustic Bridge
Lester Park Golf Course

Fairmount Park and Duluth’s Zoo

Thornton’s Kiddieland
Indian Point Tourist Camp

Leif Erickson Park (aka Lake Shore Park)

Leif Erickson Replica Viking Vessel
Rose Garden at Leif Erickson Park

Congdon Park

Kitchi Gammi Park & Congdon Boulevard

Enger Park & Twin Ponds

Chambers Grove & Historical Park

Fond du Lac Park

Hartley Park

Derby Downs at Hartley Park

The Parks of Minnesota Point

The Barrens of Minnesota Point
White City Amusement Park

Duluth’s Undeveloped Parks

Janette Pollay Cabin
Duluth: Homecroft City

Duluth Playgrounds & Sporting Facilities

Lost Golf Courses of the Twin Ports

Jay Cooke State Park

Landmarks

Early Duluth’s Early Cemeteries

Oneota Cemetery

Forest Hill Cemetery (1879)

Forest Hill Cemetery  (1890)

Park Hill Cemetery

Symbolism in Historic Grave Markers

Point of Rocks

Subterranean Duluth: Tunnels

Minnesota Point Lighthouse Ruins

U.S. Lighthouse Station Depot Ruins

Old Main Ruins

Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum (Gravel Hopper Ruins)

“Fort Cochran” (Water Reservoir Ruins)

The Historic Duluth Harbor

Duluth’s Historic Outer Harbor (1856–1886)

Arrowhead Bridge

Interstate Bridge

Duluth’s Coal Docks

The DM&N Ore Docks (“Duluth Ore Docks”)

Huron Portland Cement Terminal

The Duluth Ship Canal

History of the Duluth Ship Canal (1870 –1902)

Canal Lawsuits & Dike Debacle (1871 –1877)

Crossing the Canal Before the Bridge (1871–1905)

Canal Ferry Service

North Pier Lighthouse

South Breakwater Light

Rear Range Light

The Foghorn Saga

Duluth’s Aerial Bridge

Early Canal Bridge Ideas

The Aerial Transfer Bridge Inspiration

Building the Aerial Transfer Bridge

The Aerial Transfer Bridge Opens

How Duluth’s Aerial Transfer Bridge worked

Life of the Aerial Transfer Bridge (1905–1929)

Replacing the Aerial Transfer Bridge

The Transfer Bridge becomes a Lift Bridge

How Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge works

The Aerial Lift Bridge’s first 75 Years (1930 – 2005)

Aerial Lift Bridge Operators

Historic Vessels

Tall Ships on Lake Superior (1734–1934)

Steamer America

Historic Harbor Tug Boats

St. Louis River Excursion Boats

Anchor Line Passenger Steamers

Canadian Line Passenger Steamers

Great Lakes Freighters & Ore Boats