Bygones: 100 years ago, petition said some Duluth streets were unsafe for traffic
News Tribune, Nov. 4, 1920
- Fairly complete returns in the 8th Congressional District strongly indicate that Democratic Congressman William L. Carss has been defeated for re-election by Republican nominee Oscar J. Larson. With only a few precincts left to count, Larson leads by 789 votes over Carss.
- A petition from the Fairmount Improvement Club regarding repairs to several neighborhood streets will be presented to the Duluth City Council next week. The petition states that several streets running north from Grand Avenue are unsafe for traffic of any kind.
- Mrs. L. Ressler has been named manager of Duluth's Sunbeam Theater, becoming the first woman to be hired as theater manager in the Twin Ports. Mrs. Ressler, who replaces R.E. Parker, has been treasurer of the Strand Theater for three years.
- Members of Superior's East End Chamber of Commerce voted yesterday that the city remove the Balm of Gilead trees from the business area of the East End. They argued the trees serve no practical purpose on a street in a business district.
Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at email@example.com.