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The first Aerial Ferry was put into Operation on April 9, 1905, over the ship canal between Duluth to Minnesota Point. It had room enough to accommodate 6 automobiles. Round trip took 10 min.

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  • 1870 - February 15 - Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth, Minn

    historyorb.com

  • News 1888 - DULUTH'S BIG BLAZE. THE HANDSOME OPERA HOUSE A TOTAL WRECK - LOSS $250,000.
    Duluth, Jan. 29. - At 1:50 o'clock a.m. fire was discovered in the opera house block.

    In thirty minutes the whole building was in a blaze.

    The...Read MORE...


  • News 1892 - BUILDING DESTROYED.
    Duluth, Minn., Dec. 30. - Flames destroyed the Fargusson building in Duluth, Minn., causing a loss of about $250,000 on building and contents.
    Stevens Point Daily Journal
    Stevens Point, Wisconsin
    December 31, 1892

  • 1892 - Mar 8-9, 1892 - Blizzard
    One of Duluth's worst blizzards. 70 mph winds, blinding snow piled drifts over 20 ft high, blocking second story windows in some...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Duluth
    Duluth, a city and port of entry, the capital of St. Louis co., Minn., is finely situated at the W. end of Lake Superior, at the head of navigation...Read MORE...


  • Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Duluth Boat Club
  • 1905 - Blizzard
    Nov 27-28, 1905, another blizzard at Duluth with 60 mph winds. Sank ships in Lake Superior.

    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    Famous...Read MORE...


  • April 9, 1905: Aerial Ferry Bridge opened in Duluth, Minnesota

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com

  • News 1907 - BIG FIRE AT DULUTH. Damage Figured at $2,268,000 and One Life Believed Lost
    DULUTH, Min., Nov. 9.- Fire which started in the Great Northern elevator, at Superior, Wis., about 9 o'clock last night, was brought under control...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - BOY IS STRUCK DOWN BY AUTO. Thomas Wood Is Thrown From Bicycle as He Darts in Front of Moving Machine.
    Thomas Wood, 10 year old son of T. S. Wood, 1927 East Superior street, had a narrow escape yesterday afternoon from being crushed under the wheels of ...Read MORE...


  • 1913 - Blizzard
    Nov 9-11, 1913, one of the worst November storms ever on the Great Lakes. Blizzard in northern MN, 62 mph winds at Duluth, three ships lost on Lake...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Duluth, a city and port of entry, the capital of St. Louis co., Minn., is finely situated at the W. end of Lake Superior, at the head of navigation...Read MORE...


  • News 1918 - October 12 - Forest fires ravaged parts of Minnesota from the Duluth area northeastward, claiming the lives of 600 persons.

    The Weather Channel
    October 12, 1918

  • News 1920 - June 15 - Duluth lynchings in Minnesota

    historyorb.com
    June 15, 1920

  • Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Hotel Lincoln
  • Duluth, Minnesota, USA

  • 1939 - Roof of Duluth Amphitheater collapsed under weight of snow during hockey game

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mntimeln.htm

  • 1941 - March 15-16 - The most severe blizzard in modern history struck North Dakota and Minnesota.
    The blizzard hit on a Saturday night while many are traveling, and thus claimed 71 lives. Winds gusted to 75 mph at Duluth MN, and reached 85 mph at...Read MORE...


  • 1959 - Duluth gained access to Atlantic Ocean with opening of St. Lawrence Seaway

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mntimeln.htm



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  • 1870 - February 15 - Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth, Minn

    historyorb.com
  • News  1888 - DULUTH'S BIG BLAZE. THE HANDSOME OPERA HOUSE A TOTAL WRECK - LOSS $250,000.
    Duluth, Jan. 29. - At 1:50 o'clock a.m. fire was discovered in the opera house block.

    In thirty minutes the whole building was in a blaze.

    The... Read MORE...

  • 1892 - Mar 8-9, 1892 - Blizzard
    One of Duluth's worst blizzards. 70 mph winds, blinding snow piled drifts over 20 ft high, blocking second story windows in some... Read MORE...

  • News  1892 - BUILDING DESTROYED.
    Duluth, Minn., Dec. 30. - Flames destroyed the Fargusson building in Duluth, Minn., causing a loss of about $250,000 on building and contents. Stevens Point Daily Journal
    Stevens Point, Wisconsin
    December 31, 1892
  • 1895 - Duluth
    Duluth, a city and port of entry, the capital of St. Louis co., Minn., is finely situated at the W. end of Lake Superior, at the head of navigation... Read MORE...

  • 1905 - Blizzard
    Nov 27-28, 1905, another blizzard at Duluth with 60 mph winds. Sank ships in Lake Superior.

    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    Famous... Read MORE...

  • April 9, 1905: Aerial Ferry Bridge opened in Duluth, Minnesota

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
  • News  1907 - BIG FIRE AT DULUTH. Damage Figured at $2,268,000 and One Life Believed Lost
    DULUTH, Min., Nov. 9.- Fire which started in the Great Northern elevator, at Superior, Wis., about 9 o'clock last night, was brought under control... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - BOY IS STRUCK DOWN BY AUTO. Thomas Wood Is Thrown From Bicycle as He Darts in Front of Moving Machine.
    Thomas Wood, 10 year old son of T. S. Wood, 1927 East Superior street, had a narrow escape yesterday afternoon from being crushed under the wheels of ... Read MORE...

  • 1913 - Blizzard
    Nov 9-11, 1913, one of the worst November storms ever on the Great Lakes. Blizzard in northern MN, 62 mph winds at Duluth, three ships lost on Lake... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Duluth, a city and port of entry, the capital of St. Louis co., Minn., is finely situated at the W. end of Lake Superior, at the head of navigation... Read MORE...

  • News  1918 - October 12 - Forest fires ravaged parts of Minnesota from the Duluth area northeastward, claiming the lives of 600 persons.

    The Weather Channel
    October 12, 1918
  • News  1920 - June 15 - Duluth lynchings in Minnesota

    historyorb.com
    June 15, 1920
  • 1939 - Roof of Duluth Amphitheater collapsed under weight of snow during hockey game

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mntimeln.htm
  • 1941 - March 15-16 - The most severe blizzard in modern history struck North Dakota and Minnesota.
    The blizzard hit on a Saturday night while many are traveling, and thus claimed 71 lives. Winds gusted to 75 mph at Duluth MN, and reached 85 mph at... Read MORE...

  • 1959 - Duluth gained access to Atlantic Ocean with opening of St. Lawrence Seaway

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mntimeln.htm

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