Category: 1950’s

Aerial Lift Bridge: Seaway Celebration, Duluth, Minnesota

The lift span is up as spectators watch a line of pleasure craft sail through the Ship Canal, passing under the Aerial Lift Bridge. On July 11, 1959 several thousand people gathered in Canal Park, and more lined the lake shore as far north as the Lester River, to celebrate the completion of the St. Lawrence Seaway. At the foot of the bridge, on the right of the image, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Building. Observation Hill stands behind Canal Park and the harbor. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical [...]

Aerial Lift Bridge: Seaway Celebration, Navy destroyer, Duluth, Minnesota

A Navy destroyer arrives in Duluth for the Seaway Celebration, July 11, 1959. Navy destroyers Sherman, U.S.S. C.H. Roan and Forrest Royal, along with submarine Corsair, took part in this celebration marking the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Aerial Lift Bridge: Seaway Celebration, Duluth, Minnesota

Spectators line the Ship Canal while a Navy destroyer and two small vessels pass under the Lift Bridge. In the background, sprays of water add to this celebration of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Aerial Lift Bridge: Seaway Celebration, Submarine Corsair, Duluth, Minnesota

Submarine Corsair, accompanied by three small vessels, arrives in Duluth for the Seaway Celebration, July 11, 1959. Navy destroyers Sherman, U.S.S. C.H. Roan and Forrest Royal, also took part in this celebration marking the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Portrait of Emil Clifford Mork, Mayor 1959-1962, Duluth, Minnesota

Emil Clifford Mork, who usually only used his first initial, was born in Duluth on August 22, 1905. He and his wife operated Mork Food Supply, a business started by Mork's father. Mork was also involved in the Minnesota Food Retailers Association and several other food associations before his election on April 7, 1959. He planned to run for reelection, but he unfortunately (and mysteriously) died in office on August 14, 1962. ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library

Aerial Lift Bridge: Duluth International Folk Festival, Duluth, Minnesota

Looking toward the Aerial Lift Bridge, this image provides a view of Leif Erikson Park, Twelfth Avenue East and London Road, as preparations begin for the Duluth International Folk Festival. Now known as the Festival of Cultures, the Folk Festival began in the late 1940s. Sponsors of the festival have included the International Institute, the Head of the Lakes World Affairs council, the Duluth Jaycees and the YWCA. Lake Shore Park was renamed Leif Erikson Park in 1929. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Aerial Lift Bridge: Seaway Celebration, Duluth, Minnesota

A Navy destroyer and other small vessels pass under the Lift Bridge, as spectators celebrate the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Clearly visible in Canal Park is the small white Army Corps of Engineers Building, which was constructed in 1906. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Portrait of Eugene Lambert, Mayor 1956-1959, Duluth, Minnesota

Eugene Lambert was the first mayor under a new system eschewing the "commissioner" model. He was born in Duluth on November 5, 1915. He served in the military until 1946 and worked in labor relations until his election in 1956. As mayor, Lambert emphasized long-range planning and improved communication with state and federal agencies. After his term, Lambert worked in many fields, including publishing the Duluth Herald and News Tribune until his death in 1994. ~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library

Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railway employee train, Proctor, Minnesota

D.M. & I.R. steam locomotive 1223, pulling passenger car W55. Train is operating as Proctor Jitney (a jitney is a vehicle that carries passengers for a low fare), between the roundhouse and the back shop. ~ Photo Credit: Lake Superior Railroad Museum

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