Bygones: Firefighters' wages increased by $25 a month


News Tribune, Aug. 22, 1920

  • The prospect of Duluth becoming a flying center for the northwest is seen by local aero enthusiasts as a possibility within the next three years. A survey has already been made of prospective landing fields in the vicinity of Duluth.
  • The teaching of French will be introduced at the Duluth State Normal School when it opens Sept. 7. Also, advanced courses in psychology, education, sociology, mathematics and science will be offered, Supt. E.W. Bohannon announced yesterday.
  • The Duluth City Council and firefighters reached an understanding yesterday that firemen's wages will be increased by $25 a month as soon as possible. Mayor C.R. Magney explained that the council is not yet able to increase the pay of any city employee.
  • Three times as many Duluthians and others visited the city's parks this season than during any other year. Capt. Henry Cleveland, parks superintendent, thinks the reasons were the good weather and that people realized the educational and recreational value of the parks.

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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