Bygones: Groups move to pave Miller Trunk Highway

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


News Tribune, May 28, 1921

  • The good roads committees of both the Duluth Automobile Club and the Rotary voted yesterday in favor of the use of concrete to pave Miller Trunk Highway. The groups agreed that concrete costs less, is low maintenance, provides good traction, and is easily repaired.
  • Today is the 20th anniversary of the fire that destroyed the pavilion at the top of the Seventh Avenue West Incline Railway. The fire burned cables, sending an empty incline car careening down the track and crashing into the abutment wall on Superior Street.
  • St. Joseph's Orphanage will be the scene of the annual Corpus Christi procession tomorrow afternoon in Superior. Five hundred priests, sisters, and members from every Superior parish will participate in the ceremony, and children from the orphanage have received special training for the occasion.
  • Al Anson from New York has arrived in Duluth to fill the position of production manager at the Lyceum Theater. Lyceum owners said yesterday future programs will include special stage presentations and prologues which are common in every large theater in New York.

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