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Free presentation on Oliver Traphagen, Duluth’s Quintessential Architect

Zenith City press publisher Tony Dierckins will present on “Oliver Traphagen: Duluth’s Quintessential Architect” Thursday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Gold Room of the  Duluth Public Library’s main branch in downtown Duluth. The event is FREE and the first lecture in the library’s new Maryanne Norton Lecture Series. Norton co-authored Lost Duluth—a finalist…

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Workin’ on the Rail Road…book…

Thanks to everyone who turned out to Glensheen for our annual February of Wednesday night Zenith City on Taps—and of course thanks to Glensheen’s fantastic staff for hosting the event and making it free for anyone who wants to attend, and to Bellesio’s for bringing the beer and wine. Next year’s presentations will include “Prohibition…

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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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