Bygones: 100 years ago, Duluth held Christmas party at the Armory
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News Tribune, Dec. 25, 1920
- By a two-thirds vote yesterday, the Duluth City Council approved holding a referendum on Feb. 3 to vote on raising the street car fare to 6 cents. The Duluth Street Railway Company will deposit $4,000 with the city treasurer to cover election costs.
- Captain H.H. Thompson yesterday completed his underwater inspection of the Lakewood Pumping Station intake pipe and found it in good condition. He did, however, find much more sediment in the water than in his last inspection in 1911.
- J.R. Batchelor, Duluth recreation director, said yesterday preparations are complete for this afternoon's city Christmas party at the Armory. The Christmas tree is in place and towers nearly to the Armory roof, according to Capt. Henry Cleveland of the Parks Department.
- Duluth Public Works Commissioner Bert Farrell said yesterday he is looking forward to the first real snowfall of the year to test the city's new 10-ton caterpillar tractor. The tractor carries a 10-foot plow in front and drags a 24-foot widener behind.