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Bygones: Duluth short on flowers for Mothers Day

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


News Tribune, April 27, 1921

  • Duluth's supply of carnations for Mothers Day, May 8, is expected to fall so far short of demand that florists are gathering white peonies, roses and other spring blooms as alternatives. The shortage, florists say, is due to heavy demand for carnations for weddings and funerals.
  • The tax for relief of schools in needy districts, passed last year in the Minnesota Legislature, will bring St. Louis County schools about $300,000. The money will be available by the time schools open for the 1922/23 term, school officials say.
  • An excursion train will take Spanish American War veterans from Duluth to their national encampment in Minneapolis this September. In addition to the Duluth veterans, more than 1,000 veterans from eastern states will travel by boat to Duluth and board the excursion train.
  • Duluth is soon to see one of the most popular current movie actresses in person. Miss Clara Kimball Young will appear at the New Garrick Theater on May 9 in connection with the presentation of her latest film, "Straight From Paris."

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