Bygones: 40 years ago, Superior projects led to 300 jobs

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, July 26, 1981

  • Construction of the Barkers Island Radisson Inn and a grain elevator on Connors Point will create about 300 jobs, some lasting up to two years, Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen said yesterday. Work on the Barkers Island hotel and convention center will probably begin in August.
  • Forty years after they were called into service in World War II, over 300 members of the original 125th Artillery Battalion will meet in Duluth this weekend for a nationwide reunion. The battalion was activated in February 1941 and left Duluth on March 3 of that year.

News Tribune, July 26, 1921

  • Mayor S.F. Snively yesterday proposed a resolution to the Duluth City Council opposing a street railway fare increase. Councilors took exception to the resolution, saying they would be held responsible if future street railway service became unsatisfactory because of a lack of funding.
  • Twenty-five automobiles left from the Duluth Commercial Club yesterday morning on an eight-day drive to Glacier National Park along the new Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Highway. The caravan of autos, decorated with Duluth pennants and American flags, made the first night's stop in Cass Lake.

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