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The Zenith City Press Archive features over 1,000 stories in 8 categories

Happy 2019, everyone! Those of us up here in the Zenith City and surrounding communities woke up to a frigid new year, with lots of folks thinking it would be great day to stay inside and read. There will be many more such days in the months ahead, so I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you about the Zenith City Press Archive, where you can while away the hours immersing yourself in Duluth history.

The ZCP Archive consists of over 1,000 stories separated into 8 categories: Lost Architecture (Duluth buildings and homes no longer with us), Historic Architecture (grand Duluth buildings and homes that still stand), Duluth History (how the city and its neighborhoods came to be), Historic Duluth Industry (grain trade, logging, mining, and much more), Duluth’s Parks & Landmarks (all our of the Zenith City’s  major parks, plus the aerial bridge, ship canal, lighthouses, etc.), Legendary Tales (myths, tall tales & true stories!), and the Lake Superior North & South Shore (from Duluth to Grand Marais, MN, and Superior to Ashland, WI—as well as Michigan’s Isle Royale.)

Many of the stories are pulled straight out of our books, those still for sale and some now out-of-print. Many others came from the writers and researchers of Zenith City Online (2012–2017). Still others come from books we are still working on, such as the forthcoming Twin Ports Rail History and Duluth’s Grand Old Buildings. And still others we have curated from public domain materials now available to the public.

And don’t forget we offer daily “This Day in Duluth” stories that you can sign up to receive in you email in-box or find by following us on Facebook. Please tell your history-loving friends!


  1. Laurel Saker on January 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Very much enjoy your bits about Duluth History, Moved away in 2015 but moving back this year.
    Look forward and attend your programs

    • Tony Dierckins on January 28, 2019 at 11:36 am

      Thanks, Laurel—see you at Glensheen!

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