News Tribune, Sept. 28, 1920

  • Five District Court judges will travel by auto from Duluth to Moose Lake this morning as part of the $10 million damage case related to the 1918 forest fires. Testimony yesterday described how the fires were started by a passing Soo Railroad engine.
  • The Lincoln Club of Duluth, organized to promote good government and to advance Republican principles, held its first meeting last night in the Commercial Club. Lincoln Clubs have been organized in many large cities throughout the country.
  • Melvin Williams, representing the American Historical Society, is on the Iron Range preparing material for a history of St. Louis County. The work will consist of approximately 500,000 words and will be the most thorough history of the county written in years.
  • The flight speed record from the Twin Cities to Superior was broken yesterday by Maj. W.S. McChord and Lieut. Alfred Jewett. Flying a DeHaviland-4 machine, they left Minneapolis at noon and arrived in Superior at 1:10 p.m., breaking the old record by ten minutes.

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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