Lost Duluth

Rediscover the Forgotten Places of our Past

This is the story of people and places lost to history; of mysterious ruins, forgotten markers and outdated industries; of what was back then. This is the story of "Lost Duluth."

The roots of Duluth began at an Ojibwe settlement along the St. Louis River and with the arrival of European settlers grew to eleven townships in all; they stretched from Fond du Lac to Lester Park. From Duluth's humble beginnings sprang industry after industry, including a harbor busier than any other in the United States, including the port of New York.

Duluth embodied the unbridled American optimism for the future. Her earliest settlers were explorers, dreamers, and leaders along with the common man looking for a better future for his children. What became of these people, their homes and businesses? Across Duluth there are clues, if you know where to look, where the earliest history of the Zenith City is waiting to be rediscovered. Based on a new book from Zenith City Press, the story of "Lost Duluth" comes to life on WDSE•WRPT this March.

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More on the book, "Lost Duluth," by author Tony Dierckins / Zenith City Press
http://zenithcity.com/zenith-city-press/lost-duluth/

Minnesota Digital Library - View more than 80,000 images and documents from over 125 of the state’s cultural heritage organizations
http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/

The Library of Congress digital images collection
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/

Funding for this program is provided by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Click here for more information or visit the Minnesota Legacy website.

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