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Bygones: 100 years ago, Duluth declared war on vandals cutting down park trees

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. 3, 1981

  • More than 800 people crowded the Morgan Park High School auditorium yesterday to testify at a public hearing on the school's closing. Morgan Park is scheduled to become a junior high in 1983 under the School Board's five-year consolidation plan.
  • Duluth police have seized at least 15 counterfeit $100 bills passed at several Miller Hill Mall businesses in the past two days, Detective Inspector Ernest Grams said yesterday. Grams believes the 15 bills are part of a larger batch of counterfeit money circulating in Duluth.

News Tribune, Dec. 3, 1921

  • Pope Benedict yesterday named The Right Rev. Monsignor Joseph G. Pitten of Marquette, Michigan, as Bishop of Superior, according to a telegraphic dispatch received from Rome yesterday. Monsignor Pitten will assume his bishopric duties in Superior by February.
  • Mayor S.F. Snively and Capt. Henry Cleveland, superintendent of parks, have declared war on vandals cutting trees in Duluth parks. Yesterday a man was observed cutting an evergreen in Lester Park, but he drove away in his automobile before he could be apprehended.

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