Duluth : an urban biography

Title
Duluth : an urban biography

Author
Dierckins, Tony, author.

ISBN
9781681341590

Physical Description
180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Geographic Term
Duluth (Minn.) -- History.
 
Minnesota -- History.
 
Superior, Lake -- History.

Summary
"In this richly textured urban biography, author Tony Dierckins highlights fascinating stories of the city of Duluth, Minnesota: Its significance as the Ojibwe's sixth stopping place. The failed copper rush along Lake Superior's North Shore that started the city's growth. The natural port on the St. Louis River that made shipping its first and most important business. The legend of the digging of the ship canal. The unique aerial transfer bridge and its successor, the lift bridge. The city's remarkable park system. The 1920 lynching of three African American circus workers. The Glensheen murders. The evolution of the city's east-west divide. Throughout the years, the big lake and river have sustained Duluth's economy, shaped its residents' recreation, and attracted the tourists who marvel at the city's beauty and cultural life"--


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Stillwater Public LibraryBook977.6771 DIE 202001On hold shelf