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Bygones: Duluth Industrial Home for Girls discusses housing to segregate youth by age

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 17, 1982

A 2 1/2-year study of work done by 420 St. Louis County government clerks should lead to balanced pay for male and female employees. But the Duluth Women's Commission is concerned that changes won't take effect because the county is facing financial troubles.

The Hjemkomst was scheduled to pass through the Soo Locks this afternoon and dock there overnight to give crew members a rest. After a week of difficult weather, the replica Viking vessel was reported to be between Whitefish Point and Sault Ste. Marie early today.

News Tribune, May 17, 1922

Construction of the new city reservoir at 15th Avenue East and 6th Street will begin next week, according to P.G. Phillips, commissioner of public utilities. The 14-million-gallon reservoir will be the first covered reservoir to be built in Duluth.

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The board of the Duluth Industrial Home for Girls, 1530 London Rd., is discussing implementing a cottage system of housing at the school. Following the pattern of the state, it would segregate older girls from juvenile offenders with less worldly experience.

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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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