Posts by Tony Dierckins

Free this Wednesday: “Becoming the Twin Ports: Duluth & Superior, 1855–1910”

This year’s first Zenith City on Tap—on Wednesday, February 6—is titled Becoming the Twin Ports: Duluth & Superior, 1855–1910: The region known today as “The Northland” was called the “Head of Lakes” for much of its early history. Superior, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota, competed to see which community would emerge as the nation’s most important…

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Zenith City on Tap back at Glensheen all February

Zenith City on Tap is back at Glensheen for another month-long series of local history talks presented by award-winning author and historian Tony Dierckins, publisher of Zenith City Press. Glensheen generously opens its doors every Wednesday evening in February for these free history talks, and this year our friends at the Duluth News Tribune are…

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Last of the Twin Ports’ wooden grain elevators goes up in flames

The last standing wooden grain elevator in the Duluth-Superior Harbor—Globe Elevator #1— began burning yesterday afternoon and is expected to burn for another day at least. As there is no immediate danger of the fire spreading, the Superior Fire Department is essentially letting it burn itself out. The fire is merely a hastening of the…

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Gift Sets On Sale 33 to 66% Off!

For the rest of 2018 Zenith City Press is offering bundled “gift sets” of books for discounts of up to 66 percent off the retail price. Order soon to make sure you get them before the Holidays end. Duluth History Bundle A collection of four of our illustrated histories that tell the stories of how…

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Only 8 copies left of “Zenith,” our first regional history book!

Back in 2004 I was introduced to Duluthian Jerry Paulson and his spectacular collection of lithographic postcards of Duluth and the surrounding area, which inspired me to publish two small novelty books Greetings from Duluth, each featuring 20 reproduction postcards. I soon discovered people wanted more than just the 25-word description that accompanied each card—they…

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