Welcome to the Zenith City History Archive

The Zenith City Archive is a free public research archive celebrating historic Duluth, Western Lake Superior, and Minnesota’s Arrowhead Country. We have gathered information from past and forthcoming books published by Zenith City Press and our parent company, X-Communication, as well as public domain materials published more than 75 years ago. It is further bolstered by the generous gift of content from other publishers, authors, and historical organizations. Scroll down for a bibliography of our major sources.

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Click on any link below and it will take you to the topic page for that category where you will find an alphabetized list of subjects. Simply click on the subject you are interested in to discover more about its role in the history of the Western Lake Superior region. Whenever possible, the end of each entry will list additional links to take you to other web sources of information on that subject.

 

Major Sources of the Zenith City History Archive

The following books and public documents provided the majority of the history archive’s information

Dierckins, Tony. Crossing the Canal: An Illustrated History of Duluth’s Aerial Bridge. Zenith City Press (X-Communication), Duluth, Minnesota: 2008.

— — Zenith: A Postcard Perspective of Historic Duluth. Zenith City Press (X-Communication), Duluth, Minnesota: 2006.

Dierckins, Tony and Kerry Elliott. True North: Alternative and Off-Beat Destinations in and Around Duluth, Superior, and the Shores of Lake Superior. Zenith City Press (X-Communication), Duluth, Minnesota: 2003.

Dierckins, Tony and Maryanne C. Norton. Lost Duluth: Landmarks, Industries, Buildings, Homes, and the Neighborhoods in Which They Stood. Zenith City Press, Duluth, Minnesota: 2012.

Ouse, David. Forgotten Duluthians. X-Presso Books, Duluth, Minnesota: 2010.

Kellner, Deborah. Intensive Survey of Historic Resources in Duluth’s East End (Part 2). City of Duluth, Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission, Duluth, Minn.: August 2011.

Koop, Michael. “National Register of Historic Places Registration for the Duluth Commercial Historic District.” Minnesota State Office of Historic Preservation, St. Paul: 2005.

Larson, Jill. Intensive Survey of Historic Resources in Duluth’s East End (Part 1). City of Duluth, Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission, Duluth, Minn.: August 2007.

Van Brunt, Walter, ed. Duluth and St. Louis County, Minnesota Vols. 1 – 3.  The American Historical Society. Chicago: 1922.

Woodbridge, Dwight and John Pardee, eds. History of Duluth and St. Louis County Past and Present Vols. 1 – 2. C. F. Cooper & Company, Chicago: 1922.