About Zenith City Press


Founded and operated by Duluth writer Tony Dierckins, Zenith City Press is a Duluth publishing house and online resource dedicated to celebrating historic Duluth and the Western Lake Superior region. We offer several fine books on the region‘s history and a full line of Vintage Art Designs available in a variety of products, from framed and unframed prints to coffee mugs, greeting cards, puzzles, and more. Our Story Archive contains over 1,000 enries in ten different categories, all pulled from our books and online articles (learn more about our contributors here). We also offer Services including historic research and interpretation, author presentations, and publishing consultation and book design.

Contact Zenith City Press

TELEPHONE: 218-310-6541
E-MAIL: ZCP [@] zenithcity.com
MAIL: 118 Chester Parkway | Duluth, MN 55805

About our Name & Logo

The name “Zenith City Press” was inspired by Dr. Thomas Foster, editor of Duluth’s first newspaper, the Minnesotian. In July 1868 Foster gave a speech to a handful of early Duluthians gathered on Minnesota Point to celebrate Independence Day, during which he laid out a vision of the town’s future Duluth. He called the Duluth of the future the “Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas.” Soon thereafter, Foster’s statement became Duluth’s unofficial nickname and throughout the years has been adopted by many businesses, including Duluth’s Marshall-Wells Company. Marshall-Wells, once the largest distributor of hardware on the planet, used the “Zenith” name to identify its line of tools and other products. Our logo design is inspired by the Zenith Tools “star-and-moon” logo.