Archive Dive: Fond du Lac Park

This week‘s dive into the Zenith City Press archive brings us to Duluth‘s far-western environs, home of Fond du Lac Park. Not only was the park once home to Duluth‘s municipal tree nursery and the seven bridges of Mission Creek Boulevard (mirroring the bridges of Seven Bridges Road nearly 28 miles to the east), but it once also housed a Winter Sports Complex that became home to ski jumping competitions in Duluth in the 1940s and 50s. Story here.

The the ski jump at the Fond du Lac Winter Sports Complex. (Image: University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library Archives and Special Collections)