Merry Christmas from Zenith City Press

Duluth’s first municipal Christmas tree, photographed December 25, 1914, by Hugh McKenzie. (Image: University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library Archives and Special Collections)

We here at Zenith City Press wish all our readers happy holidays, merry Christmas, splendid Hanukkah, wondrous Kwanza, celebratory solstice, and/or just a plain old-fashioned good time with family and friends no matter what you choose celebrate this time of year.

Since it is December 25, we thought we‘d share some of our favorite Christmas-related stories from our archive:

• Police Chief Plays Santa on Christmas Eve 1916

• The Twin Ports First Municipal Christmas Tree lit Christmas Day 1914

• The Duluth Curling Club hurls its first stone on Christmas Day 1891

And if that Zenith City Press book you wanted wasn’t under the tree this morning, you still have time to return that ugly sweater and use the cash to buy yourself a book at 20% off—details here.