Meet Luther Mendhenall

Luther Mendenhall first showed up in Duluth in 1869 along with George C. Stone and George Sargent, each holding a great deal of Jay Cook’s money (as well as their own). All three were sent to the Zenith City by Cooke to build the town’s infrastructure as Cooke’s Lake Superior & Mississippi was under construction. Once the work was done, Mendenhall stayed in Duluth and continued his role as one if its most prominent citizens. Even a scandalous affair and very public divorce from his first with in the 1890s couldn’t blemish his reputation. Read a biography of Mr. Mendenhall here:

Luther Mendenhall. (Image: Duluth Public Library)