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Duluth : an urban biography
Physical Description:
180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"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"--