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Eh?: Gobble up the past

Another “Lunch with the History People” session is lined up at the Underground theater Aug. 21 from noon to 1 p.m.

Arnold Alanen, who taught courses in history and historic preservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be discussing the history of Duluth’s Morgan Park neighborhood at the St. Louis Historical Society’s presentation.

Alanen has written a book about U.S. Steel’s company town and the company itself.

Part of the discussion will focus on the current plans to help the neighborhood preserve and maintain its character.

Residents moved into Morgan Park in 1914 and the steel plant began production the following year. Alanen’s work touches on the importance of planning and design of the Morgan Park neighborhood, as well as the relationships between employees and their employer.

His book, “Morgan Park: Duluth, U.S. Steel, and the Forging of a Company Town” from the University of Minnesota Press, will be available for purchase at the event.

There will be limited, theater-style seating at the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St., which means no tables, but guests are invited to bring bag lunches. Arco coffee will be served. There is no admission fee, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations.

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