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Longtime Duluthians still recall the toboggan slides added to Chester Park in 1928. Two slides started from “just south of the Kenwood car line,” the News Tribune once reported. The slides crossed Chester Creek and took riders 600-700 feet, finishing on the athletic field. A third slide traveled 800 feet “along the west side of the ravine ending up at the old ski jump and just west of the skating pond.” (Photo courtesy of Tom Kasper and Zenith City Online,

In Response: Sweet memories of Chester Park tinged with regret

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A column last Sunday headlined “Demolishing Duluth” was wonderful — even if 50 years late, though that wasn’t the fault of its writer, News Tribune Editorial Page Editor Chuck Frederick.


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