Bygones: 100 years ago, Duluth had 5,540 motor vehicles
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News Tribune, Jan. 23, 1921
- Pontifical high Mass, to be sung tomorrow morning at Sacred Heart Cathedral, will mark the third anniversary of the death of Rt. Rev. James McGolrick, the first bishop of Duluth. Father McGolrick came here in 1890 and served in the Diocese of Duluth for 28 years.
- Due to the depleted condition of its fund at this time, the Carnegie Institute will be unable to provide money for construction of the proposed Lester Park Branch Library. Funding will be unavailable for at least another year, Carnegie officials said yesterday.
- After being worked on for two weeks, a redraft of the ordinance sponsored by the Better Films Committee to regulate motion pictures in Duluth has been completed. The document has been given to City Attorney John E. Samuelson for his review.
- There are 5,540 motor vehicles in Duluth, about 2% of the 250,000 vehicles in Minnesota, according to records in City Hall. There are 128 makes of autos and trucks in the city, but almost half of Duluth vehicles are Fords.