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Duluth Zoo, Duluth, Minnesota

Aerial view of the Duluth Zoo at Fairmount Park at 71st Avenue West and Grand Avenue dates back to 1923 when West Duluth businessman Bert Onsgard received permission from the City to construct a pen for Billy, his pet deer. The Pittsburgh Steel Company donated a railroad car full of fencing to the project. By 1926 many animals were donated to the zoo by local citizens and businesses. Over the next twenty years, several buildings were constructed and the animal collection grew to include bears, elk, moose, hyenas, leopards and an elephant. During the Depression the WPA built several structures [...]

Wheeler Field, Duluth, Minnesota

Aerial view of Wheeler Field and playground at 3501 Grand Avenue with its baseball diamonds and tennis courts. Henry Wakeman Wheeler (1821-1906) a first settler, arrived in Duluth in April of 1855; a 28 acre tract of land between 34-37 Avenue West and Grand Avenue was named Wheeler Field for him. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Indian Point Campground, Duluth, Minnesota

Aerial view of Duluth Parks Department Indian Point Campground at Indian Point Park at 7500 Pulaski Street near 68th Avenue West or 7408 Grand Avenue today. It is very near the St. Louis River Western Waterfront and Willard Munger Trails. There are 70 camping spots. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Park Point Recreation Area and Beach, Duluth, Minnesota

Aerial view of what is locally called The End or the end of The Point, meaning the terminus of the Park Point neighborhood at the actual park. The beach runs the 7 mile length of Minnesota Point from Canal Park, but the park deparment's park facility is the last few blocks of the Point. The Park Point bathhouse or beach house is the large building facing the lake shore with baseball fields behind. The Point does continue on. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Rose Garden and Leif Erikson Park, Duluth, Minnesota

Aerial view from Fifteenth Avenue East to the Corner of the Lake, from East Superior Street down to London Road and the lake shore. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Lester River, Duluth, Minnesota

Aerial view of the mouth of the Lester River as it flows into Lake Superior at 61st Avenue East and highway 61 or London Road. The Lester River Bridge went onto the National Register of historic places September 6, 2002. It is a classic revival stone-faced concrete arch bridge that carries T.H. 61 (London Road/Congdon Blvd.) over the Lester River. The bridge is park of the city parkway system. The building to the right of the bridge is the U. S. Fish Hatchery building also on the National Register. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, [...]

Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

Aerial view of Enger Tower in Enger Park. The city of Duluth aquired the park land between 1891 and 1928. The 70 foot tall, six story tower cost $30,000 to build, and is 583 feet above Lake Superior. You can see 31.4 miles on a clear day. It has a 10 foot conical shaped beacon light at the top with 32 vertical tubes. Norwegian businessman Bert Enger (1864-1931) left his $185,000 estate to the city and selected charitable organizations. One third, or $61,000, was to be used for the memorial tower located at 16th Avenue West and Skyline Parkway Drive [...]

Park Point Recreation Area, Duluth, Minnesota

Aerial view of what is locally called The End or the end of The Point, meaning the terminus of the Park Point neighborhood at the actual park. The beach runs the length of Minnesota Point from Canal Park, but the park deparment's park facility is the last few blocks of the Point. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Leif Erikson Park, Duluth, Minnesota

Aerial view from about Eleventh to Ninth Avenues East from East Superior Street down to London Road and the lake shore. You can see the replica Leif Erikson boat in the park. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

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