Bygones: 100 years ago, gasoline was 23 cents per gallon

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


News Tribune, April 26, 1921

  • The Duluth City Council yesterday elected John B. Richards to the office of city attorney on the first ballot. Mr. Richards will be sworn in by City Clerk Fred Ash this morning and will assume the duties of his office immediately.
  • The Standard Oil Company of Indiana yesterday dropped the price of gasoline and kerosene by 3 cents, and the new price is effective in Duluth today. The price of gasoline in Duluth and Superior is now 23.3 cents per gallon.
  • The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Josef Stransky, will perform at the Duluth Armory on May 18, it was announced yesterday. The orchestra, the oldest in the country, will be making its first appearance in Duluth.
  • The 14th annual tournament of Duluth's Northwestern Gun Club, consisting of ten events, will be held at the club range on June 19. The tournament managers are Alex Schebetzky, F.J. Russell, Edward Krause, L.J. Kalkbrenner, and T.J. Storey.

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