This coming Wednesday, April 6, Zenith City Press publisher Tony Dierckins will be speaking at Glensheen as part of the first Twin Ports Festival of History, which features 12 events at 12 different locations. Dierckins will present “Duluth, 1856–1950: From a ‘Pile of Rocks’ to a ‘Dachshund of a City.’” When first established as a town in 1856, Duluth covered just a small portion of today’s downtown and Canal Park. Thanks to a series of booms and busts and annexations, it eventually stretched nearly 28 miles along the northern shores of Lake Superior and the St. Louis River. Discover how the lake and river influenced Duluth’s development, what the nascent City of Duluth looked like in 1871, and what led to the east/west sociopolitical split that divides the city to this day.
The Festival of History event is free and open to the public on Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. at Glensheen, 3300 London Road.