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Bygones: Ruins of stone-age town found on Isle Royale 100 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. 27, 1982

  • G.H.I. Investors will ask the Duluth City Council today for a special use permit to build a $10 million mobile home park and apartment project in Duluth Heights. Some residents have criticized the development, saying the increased traffic will create hazards.
  • When the Cook County Board of Commissioners decided last April to tear down the old jail, a group of citizens organized to raise money to save it. On Sept. 7, the board agreed to repair and preserve the 1901 building.

News Tribune, Sept. 27, 1922

  • Plans are underway for a gigantic celebration in Eveleth Oct. 14 to mark the opening of the Miller Trunk Highway. The state has agreed to keep the road closed until the Duluth delegation formally opens it on their drive to the Oct. 14 event.
  • Discovery of a large stone-age town in ruins on Isle Royale was announced in Duluth yesterday by P.F. Ferguson, archaeologist and author. The town was located on the southerly side of the island and was inhabited by mound dwellers about 2,000 years ago.
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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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