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Bygones: 100 years ago, Boy Scouts from Morgan Park constructed trail in Duluth

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

Duluth News Tribune archive / Newsbank

News Tribune, Dec. 4, 1981

  • Duluth city councilors yesterday received a report on downtown parking from a seven-member parking task force appointed in March. According to the task force, there's an adequate amount of off-street parking downtown, but local drivers still view parking as difficult to find and expensive.
  • Ridership on Amtrak's North Star run between Duluth and the Twin Cities is expected to reach 100,000 this year. A total of 97,374 passengers rode the North Star through November, providing an estimated $1.2 million in business to Duluth merchants.

News Tribune, Dec. 4, 1921

  • Over the past two summers, the Boy Scouts from Troop 3 of Morgan Park have built a trail through the woods known as the Boy Scout Trail. The trail is about two miles in length and from 6 to 10 feet wide.
  • Raymond E. Copeland yesterday announced the opening of a Lafayette automobile dealership at 8 W. First St. in Duluth. Copeland believes there is a strong market in town for more of the higher-grade luxury cars like the Lafayette.

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