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Tour Duluth’s “Dark History” with the Duluth Experience

Our friends at The Duluth Experience have announced the return of their “Dark History” bus tour. This tour, developed in part with the help of Zenith City Press, explores some of the more notorious events in Duluth’s history and even includes a few ghost stories and an Ojibwe legend.

The Experience’s Nick Shultz leads the tour, which includes the 1889 West End Labor Riots, the 1905 Mataafa storm, the 1920 lynchings, the 1918 Cloquet fire, and the 1977 murders at Glensheen. It even includes one of our favorite Duluth ghost stories about the ghost of a young woman who haunted the ruins of the Temple Opera House.

It’s one thing to read about these events here at ZCO and in our books, but hearing the story at the very site an event took place provides a very different perspective, and we here at Zenith City Press highly recommend you get on the bus with Nick. Learn more about the Dark History Bus Tour, including topics, dates, time, and cost, here. (You can also read more about the tours in Christa Lawler’s recent story in the Duluth News Tribune, here.)

1 Comment

  1. John Anderson on January 9, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I grew up in Morley Heights, 517 Rose Street to be exact. Great place to grow up. Park Hill Cemetary was one block west and the gravel pits were right behind my house. I remember all these burned out houses or just chiminies standing. Across the street from us was a Mr. Snydee. He and his wife lived there before the Cloquet fire and he told me that the fire stopped right where my house was built. He said there were streets and lots of houses in the gravel pits that were burned and never rebuilt. I got a hold of some old records and found that there use to be quite a settlement down there.You can still see the old streets down there as they are still used as paths.

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