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Bygones: 100 years ago, Duluth police warned against driving while wooing

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, July 4, 1982

  • The Heart of the North Rodeo, next weekend in Spooner, is the Upper Midwest's oldest rodeo and one of its most lucrative. An influx of world-class competitors, such as Don Gay, seven-time bullriding world champion, have in recent years all but eliminated local competitors.
  • The second annual World Championship Smallmouth Bass Classic will be held July 17 and 18 in International Falls. The first prize in the tournament, based on two days' stringer weight, is $2,500, and any entrant catching a state record smallmouth collects a $20,000 prize.

News Tribune, July 4, 1922

  • Duluthians have been preparing for weeks for today's celebration of the Fourth of July. Three neighborhoods of the city — Park Point, Duluth Heights and West Duluth — will feature parades and programs in the morning, sports and picnics in the afternoon, and fireworks in the evening.
  • Complaints of public spooning in automobiles passing over Duluth streets have increased at police headquarters this summer season. Sgt. Fred Dinkel said yesterday that driving an automobile and wooing correctly at the same time is beyond the skill of even good drivers.
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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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