Bygones: 40 years ago, full-page Northland tourism ads ran in Time magazine

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

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News Tribune, Aug. 31, 1981

  • Cary Moss, executive vice president of the Minnesota Arrowhead Association, said yesterday the association has launched a major advertising campaign to attract tourists to the area this fall. Full-page, full-color ads will appear in the Aug. 31 and Sept. 7 issues of Time magazine.
  • The average daily hospital cost at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth will increase from $241.56 to $271.31 under new rates announced by the hospital. William Erickson, hospital vice president for finance, said inflation is the major reason for the 12% increase.

News Tribune, Aug. 31, 1921

  • Mayor S.F. Snively, in accordance with his plan to make Duluth "the city beautiful," yesterday discussed his proposed purchase of the Brighton Beach addition. The mayor wants to convert the 50 acres on the lake into a park.
  • Three thousand people attended the St. Louis County Community Fair at Proctor yesterday, S.F. Spurbeck, manager, announced last night. Crowds had assembled at the fairgrounds at 2 p.m. when the fair was formally opened with a concert by the American Legion band.

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