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ABOUT ZENITH CITY PRESS

Zenith City Press is a Duluth publishing house dedicated to celebrating historic Duluth and the Western Lake Superior region while offering a public regional history archive as well as services including public speaking, historic research and interpretation, book layout and design, and publishing consultation. Scroll down to learn more about the origins of our name and logo.

CONTACT ZENITH CITY PRESS

TELEPHONE: 218-310-6541
E-MAIL: ZCP [@] zenithcity.com
MAIL: 118 Chester Parkway | Duluth, MN 55805

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SERVICES

HISTORY PRESENTATIONS

Zenith City Press publisher Tony Dierckins has developed over twenty presentations covering a variety of topics concerning historic Duluth and the Western Lake Superior Region. Presentations are designed to take between 20 to 45 minutes. You will find topic descriptions and a fee schedule here: ZCP_Presentations.

HISTORIC RESEARCH

Zenith City Press no longer offers historic research or image gathering services. Please feel welcome to search the Zenith City Press Archive for whatever information we have, and look for links to online research sources we’ve included. The Duluth Public Library’s Reference Department has many resources as well, public records can be found at city hall or the county courthouse, and there are many helpful online services including Ancestry.com and Genealogy.com. If you are interested in using a photograph you have seen on this site, contact us using the email form above.

OUR NAME & LOGO

The name “Zenith City Press” was inspired by Dr. Thomas Foster, editor of Duluth’s first newspaper, the Minnesotian. In 1868 Foster gave a speech to a handful of pioneers gathered on Minnesota Point to celebrate Independence Day, during which he laid out a vision of future Duluth, which he called the “Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas.” Soon thereafter, Foster’s statement became Duluth’s unofficial nickname and was adopted by many businesses, including Duluth’s Marshall-Wells Company. Marshall-Wells, once the largest distributor of hardware on the planet, used the “Zenith” name to identify its line of tools and other products. Our logo design is inspired by the Zenith Tools “star-and-moon” logo.