Bygones: 100 years ago, funding approved for Gunflint Trail construction
News Tribune, July 9, 1920
- The Minnesota Relief Commission, meeting yesterday in St. Paul, approved $15,000 to complete a road from Grand Marais to Hungry Jack Lake. The road is intended both to provide easier access to a scenic area of Lake County and for use by forest firefighters.
- The Superior City Council yesterday ordered the purchase of the John A. Bardon home on West 10th Street for $5,775 for use as an isolation hospital. The current isolation hospital on Tower Avenue has proven inadequate for handling the numbers of patients.
- The city bathing beach at Indian Point is very popular, attracting 200 to 300 persons daily, according to Capt. Henry Cleveland, Duluth commissioner of parks. The galvanized steel dressing rooms, free lockers, and new raft with springboards are open from sunrise to sunset.
- The project of constructing a road to connect Fond du Lac and Jay Cooke Park will be discussed next week at a meeting of the Kiwanis Club. If the proposal is successful, the park will be opened up to Duluth and Carlton autoists.
Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.