Bygones: Duluth Incline Railway conductor shot

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News Tribune, July 16, 1981

  • Trade representatives from Canada, Finland, Great Britain, Norway and Sweden are in Duluth today to celebrate International Trade Day. They will attend a luncheon at Paulucci Hall and later meet at the Kitchi Gammi Club to be briefed on the city's proposed International Village.
  • Area skywatchers will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse tonight, weather permitting. The moon will begin slipping into the earth's shadow at about 9:05 p.m., and about half of the moon will be hidden at the height of the eclipse.

News Tribune, July 16, 1921

  • Police are looking for two gunmen who attempted a holdup shortly before midnight last night on the Highland Incline Railway running between Duluth and Duluth Heights. L.O. Gilbert, motorman for the Street Railway Company, suffered two bullet wounds in his right elbow.
  • The Roberts Block, downtown Duluth's newest building, will have its grand opening this morning. The building, at 305-307 W. Superior St., will house Collins' Lunch, Roberts' Clothes Shop, and The Place, the city's newest pool and billiards hall.

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