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Bygones: 100 years ago, a new orphanage was planned for West Duluth

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.

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News Tribune, May 18, 1982

  • Reserve Mining Co. in Silver Bay resumed operations yesterday after calling back 909 of the 2,159 workers who had been laid off. Another 365 employees will be recalled next week, Reserve officials said, but 885 workers will remain on layoff indefinitely.
  • Building an ethanol manufacturing plant in Superior to utilize grain dust and grain waste would be feasible and probably very profitable, according to a report released yesterday. The report was prepared for the city of Superior by Ultrasystems Inc. of Irvine, California.

News Tribune, May 18, 1922

  • Owners of Duluth's Bethany Home plan to build a three-story orphanage at 39th Avenue West and Ninth Street to house 150 orphans. Fifty orphans are now being cared for at the institution's temporary quarters at 40th Avenue West and Fifth Street.
  • The U.S. Forest Service has hired the first woman lookout to watch for fires in the Superior National Forest. Miss Eileen Carroll, 22, will begin her duties tomorrow when she mounts the lookout tower on the roof of Ely High School.
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Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.
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