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in downtown Duluth. (George Starkey / News-Tribune) According to articles in the News …

Work Peoples' College -- Duluth, 402 S. 88th Ave. W. -- This building housed the “Finn College”, so called because many of the students and teachers were Finnish.  It opened in 1903 and at its peak in 1914 had 150 students.  The curriculum taught Marxism in addition to general education courses.  The Finn College closed in 1940 and the building was converted to apartments.

Work Peoples' College -- Duluth, 402 S. 88th Ave. W. -- This building housed the “Finn College”, so called because many of the students and teachers were Finnish. It opened in 1903 and at its peak in 1914 had 150 students. The curriculum taught Marxism in addition to general education courses. The Finn College closed in 1940 and the building was converted to apartments.

Excelsior Amusement Park Entrance

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society will celebrate its anniversary with a special evening including a Tapping History presentation, “A History of the Excelsior Amusement Park,” by nationally known amusement

1991 Halloween Blizzard. ***unfortunately I remember this way too well!  Thick ice coated everything here in southern Minnesota. Most were without power for several days. Epic storm.

1991 Halloween snowstorm in Twin Cities MN - my FIRST year in Minnesota after moving from the sunny Bay Area (YIKES!

Minnesota Love - Yes, this literally happened to me! I was here for an extended visit (in January). The heater in my car broke and before I saved up money to fix it, I met me husband-to-be on a blind date.

Saloon on Minnesota Point, 1875 Collections Online : Minnesota Historical Society

Saloon on Minnesota Point, 1875 Collections Online : Minnesota Historical Society

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A dog driver and a dog passenger AND a lady doing self service at a time when you were served

Bus transportation in the 1920s, I'm assuming this is how kids got to school in those days

Bus transportation in the I'm assuming this is how kids got to school in those days

Enger Tower Duluth.   So many memories going here when I was a kid. I thought bigfoot lived at the top.  #MSPdestination

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Exterior of Goldfine’s By-The-Bridge, 1967. I remember The Captain's Table cafeteria on the top floor.

Exterior of Goldfine’s By-The-Bridge, I remember The Captain's Table cafeteria on the top floor.

Hotel Spalding, Duluth, MN

Here is the last set of News Tribune archives photos of the Spalding Hotel in downtown Duluth, which was razed in late If you missed the previous three posts, go here, here and here.

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