News Tribune, Oct. 16, 1920

  • Approximately $600,000 has been spent in Duluth since Jan. 1 by delegates to conventions held here, according to the conventions committee of the Duluth Commercial Club. F.W. Armstrong, committee chairman, announced yesterday there are eight more conventions scheduled here this year.
  • Capt. Henry Cleveland, Duluth parks commissioner, yesterday estimated that 75,000 persons visited city parks during the 1920 season. Capt. Cleveland said parks will be open all year, but city crews are starting to board up buildings and turn off water supplies for the winter.
  • John M. McCabe of Superior has been made a Knight of St. Sylvester by Pope Benedict XV. The honor, granted to few men in the U.S., is conferred only on men of character who have promoted the interests of society and the church.
  • An enormous amount of rain fell on the Duluth area during a 38-hour period from Wednesday to Thursday this week. A total of 3.18 inches fell on Duluth and vicinity during that period, exceeding total rainfall for the entire month of October 1919.

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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