News Tribune, June 27, 1920

  • Damage was reported yesterday from last night's electrical storm and heavy rain, which flowed down Duluth's avenues in large streams. The rainstorm, which lasted for about an hour and a half, was one of the heaviest in Duluth this year.
  • About 10,000 Duluthians and visitors are expected to attend the North Star Festival and Pageant later this summer on Barnes Field in Woodland. The festival, a celebration of Duluth's 50th anniversary as a city, will be performed over five days beginning Aug. 18.
  • One thousand bottles of homemade beer were taken yesterday in a raid on an alleged "moonshine brewery" at 519 Tower Avenue in Superior. This is the largest seizure of beer made in Superior since federal prohibition came into effect.
  • About 5,000 people are expected to take part in a celebration today in West Duluth to be staged by members of the various Italian societies. The occasion is the christening of the flag of Di Bersaglieri Figlii D'Italia Society.

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