Zenith City website refreshed!

Regular visitors and email subscribers to Zenith City Press will notice a few changes starting today, May 1, 2021—exactly nine years since we first launched the site.

First, thanks to webmeister Dan Turner, we’ve freshened up the front page a bit with a modified design and new icons for the ZCP Story Archive. Then we added two categories to the archive, “Duluth Waterfront” and “Superior, Wisconsin, and the South Shore” to make it easier to find stories on those subjects that were previously placed in other categories. We haven‘t cut any stories, and we will continue to add to the archive—now ten categories containing over 1,000 stories. (To visit the ZCP Story Archive, go to our home page.)

And we’ve changed how we deliver “This Day in Duluth” to you. Rather than flood your email inbox every day—and twice when we have announcements—you will receive a “This Week in Duluth” email every Friday with links to “This Day” posts from the previous seven days. If you like reading a “This Day” every day, the stories will still be available to you on our home page. In fact, whenever you visit our “This Day in Duluth Archive” you can select from three different posts for the current date (or read them all). And Dan added a handy drop-down search feature that let’s you easily find “This Day” posts from any day you wish. Check out the new “This Day” archive here.

And starting today you will receive three emails from us each week instead of eight or more—one every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Mondays we will post a story from our archive or make announcements about new books, sales, author readings/signings and events, additions to our story archive, and other news from Zenith City Press. Wednesday’s email will feature one of vintage art reproduction designs. And on Fridays, as mentioned above, your Zenith City email will connect you to “This Day” stories from the previous seven days.

Finally, if you connect with us via Facebook, just like our emails, our social media posts will go from every day to just three days a week. Thanks for reading, and for the ongoing support you provide Zenith City Press by buying our books and vintage art products. Please share our posts and encourage your friends to sign up for our emails or follow us on Facebook, which they can do here.


  1. Sylvia Jamar on May 1, 2021 at 8:10 am

    I enjoy the daily posts. Interesting and informative
    of our history. Thank you.

    • Tony Dierckins on May 1, 2021 at 8:21 am

      Thanks, Sylvia! Of course, they are still there for you to read whenever you like. Just bookmark the “This Day” page for quick access on your web browser. I’ve written 1,095 of these—three years’ worth—and each has been “published” three times, so the daily emails are likely becoming tiresome for our long-time followers. And, frankly, I need a break from posting these on Facebook every day!

  2. Connie jacobson on May 1, 2021 at 8:33 am

    For me your daily items are “must” reading. I really appreciate your research and writing skills, as well as your printed books. Thank you for preserving these moments in time.

    • Tony Dierckins on May 1, 2021 at 9:05 am

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Connie! Just bookmark the “This Day” page for quick access on your web browser and you can read any “This Day” any day or time you wish!

  3. Shari Carlson on May 1, 2021 at 9:03 am

    I have been faithfully reading Zenith City Press for at least four years. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday my husband and I volunteer at the AAHS Shelter at 8:00 a.m.and on Thursdays we go to work at the food bank.
    On the way in the car I read the ZCP out loud so we can both enjoy it. We really enjoy the serious as well as hilarious history of this city we call home. Thank you so much for all you do to keep our past alive!

    • Tony Dierckins on May 1, 2021 at 9:10 am

      Wonderful—thanks, Shari! Now just bookmark our “This Day” page so you can call up stories any time you like!

  4. Paul Nylander on May 1, 2021 at 10:25 am

    I’m a new subscriber only in the past year, and am glad I found the site in addition to four of your advertised book titles that I have bought. I have been domiciled in Georgia for the past 47 years, but I was born, raised, and schooled in Duluth. I never tire of telling friends, neighbors, and in-laws that I come from “God’s country”. Thank you. I’m grateful for your work in keeping the connection alive.

  5. Dennis Hoelscher on May 1, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Thank you for the very informative and interesting work, of course including This Day.
    I appreciated the daily receipt, as it was timely because of being on that specific day. Receiving it automatically made it easier (less steps) for me. With the new “system” it will be more likely I will fall behind. The new change is not to my liking, but your work is of value and I appreciate what you have done and will continue doing.

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