Category: Immigration and Ethnicity

Aerial Lift Bridge: Flame Excursion Boat, Duluth, Minnesota

There have been excursions available at the Duluth Harbor through the decades. This craft is part of a 1960s business that becomes the Goldfine family's Vista Fleet in the 1990s. This outing was during the Duluth celebration called Portorama Days. This excursion boat in in the Duluth harbor. The first Duluth Seaway Portorama of 1960 was celebrated to commemorate the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway the prior year (officially May 3) in Duluth in July 8-14 of 1959. The Duluth Junior Chamber of Commerce, commonly called the Duluth Jaycees, was the sponsor. They crowned a Miss Seaway. It was [...]

Duluth Folk Festival, Duluth, Minnesota

Duluthians of Greek heritage wear traditional Greek garments and dance at the Folk Festival. YWCA and A. M. Chisholm Children's Museum collaborated to provide the annual Duluth Folk Festival in Leif Erikson Park to celebrate cultures and community. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

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

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