Archive Dive: Chester Park

Did you know that a portion of Chester Park was once the site of the first Forest Hill Cemetery? That the park is NOT named for Chester Congdon, but was once named for assassinated U.S. president James Garfield? That the upper portion of the park was once home to the world’s largest ski jump? What else don’t you know about Chester Park? Find out by reading a history of Chester Park, taken from the book Duluth’s Duluth’s Historic Parks, here.

A Lithographic postcard of “The Glenn” within Chester park, ca. 1905. (Image: Zenith City Press)