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Bygones: B.B. King performed in Duluth 40 years ago

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, Sept. 26, 1982

  • The Spirit Mountain Recreation Authority yesterday urged Duluth city councilors to approve the proposal to lease the ski shop to private entrepreneurs. Under the three-year agreement, the authority would receive a $9,000 annual rental fee and a percentage of net sales.
  • Blues singer B.B. King, along with his guitar Lucille and his band the "Blues Boy," will perform tonight at 8 p.m. in the Duluth Auditorium. King, 57, performed 320 concerts last year and will do about as many this year.

News Tribune, Sept. 26, 1922

  • A group of Piedmont Heights residents yesterday presented the Duluth City Council with a petition asking for the extension of the Piedmont streetcar line. The petition requests the line be extended from its present terminus on Tenth Street along Piedmont Road to Brook Street.
  • With continued dry, windy weather, forest fires now burning in northern Minnesota may again assume dangerous proportions. An additional crew of 100 men will be sent out within the next 24 hours to assist the 200 men already working in the various fire zones.
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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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Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.