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Zenith City on Tap
February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Every Wednesday in February Glensheen presents Zenith City On Tap, a series of talks on the history of Duluth by author and historian Tony Dierckins, publisher of Duluth’s Zenith City Press.
February 6: Becoming the Twin Ports: Duluth & Superior, 1855–1910
The region known today as “The Northland” was called the “Head of Lakes” for much of its early history. Superior, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota, competed to see which community would emerge as the nation’s most important inland port. While Duluth’s railroad and ship canal gave it an early advantage, the cities together weathered cycles of financial booms and busts throughout the second half of the 19th century. By 1910 the federal government considered the dueling duo as one, and that year the cities began calling themselves the “Twin Ports.”