Bygones: 100 years ago, a funding drive for St. Luke's

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at


News Tribune, May 22, 1921

  • A $1 million funding drive for St. Luke's Hospital will be launched tomorrow morning when 800 volunteers begin calling on businesses and homes. The drive has the support of thousands of Duluthians and others who are familiar with the city's meager hospital facilities.
  • The new $140,000 home of the Duluth Water and Light Department, 414-416 W. First St., is ready for occupancy. P.G. Phillips, commissioner of public utilities, announced yesterday that the formal opening of the building and its dedication will be held between June 15 and 20.
  • The present garbage dump serving central and eastern Duluth at 12th Avenue West and Railroad Street is full. The city has asked Maj. E.H. Marks, United States district engineer, for permission to dump garbage into the lake at the foot of 1st Avenue East.
  • This summer's camp and training field of Duluth's National Guard Tank Corps will be established in Lakewood. Capt. L.J. Moerke yesterday announced the leasing of a large tract of land above the Duluth & Iron Range Railway right-of-way and near the pumping station.

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