Summer of ’65: Du Lhut’s Statue on Way Here


Fifty years ago — Aug. 4, 1965 — the DNT reports a bronze statue of Daniel de Gresolon, the Sieur Duluth, is on a ship at Leghorn, Italy, and due to arrive in Duluth in about three weeks. It will be installed in the courtyard at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Jacques Lipchitz, an artist commissioned to do the statue for approximately $70,000, has been at work on it for almost two years. He recently completed it in Pietrasanta, Italy. …

The statue will arrive in Duluth aboard the Clarita Schroder via the St. Lawrence Seaway. It will follow the same route used by the adventurer Du Lhut, a fur trader who came by canoe from Montreal and reached the sands of Park Point in 1680.

Antique cabbage slicer

An antique cabbage slicer attracts the eye of Mrs. James. W. Lange, Sacramento, Calif., left, and her mother, Mrs. Abe Krovitz, 3700 E. 3rd St., Duluth, during their visit to the Midwest Antique Show, a Portorama feature.

Civic Center's Lampposts Blossom

Floral baskets were suspended from 10 Civic Center lamp posts Tuesday as Joseph Priley, St. Louis County Commissioner, continued his six-year-old effort to beautify the center. Priley explained that he saw a similar basket arrangement in St. Paul and decided to try them at the center. The baskets, he said, were donated by a Duluthian who asked to remain anonymous. There is no watering problem; all the flowers are artificial. Priley started planting flowers along Second Street behind the center and expanded to the center itself in 1962.

Patty Patterson

Patty Patterson, 13, of 2109 Butler Ave., Superior, searches for an appropriate souvenir of the Tri-State Fair. The exposition continues through Sunday at the Superior Fairgrounds.

Nancy Fechtelkotter

Junior showmanship honors in 4-H Club cattle judging competition Tuesday at the Tri-State Fair went to Nancy Fechtelkotter, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Fechtelkotter, Poplar. She took blue ribbons for best fitted, showmanship, senior calf and senior yearling. Her brother, Keith, 14, won the senior showmanship honors.

Mrs Larry Rehberg

For the first time in the 28-year history of the Twin Ports Dog Training Club’s annual Obedience Trial, a brace competition will be conducted. Mrs. Larry Rehberg of rural Gilbert will be among the contestants in the brace division. She will show her springer spaniels Gisi and Joe. There are seven teams entered in this event, all from out of the city.

Soap Box Champions Leave

Soap Box Champions Leave
Waving goodbye to their families are Douglas Ingle, 12, left, Hoyt Lakes, and Gary Wytaske, 12, Babbitt, who departed Tuesday from Duluth International Airport for Akron, Ohio, where the boys will compete in the All-American Soap Box Derby Saturday. At the right is Maurice Sparby, promotion and personnel director for the Duluth News Tribune and Herald, who accompanied the boys. Douglas qualified by winning the Duluth Soap Box Derby, while Gary captured the Silver Bay Derby.

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