An early 20th Century family photo album was recently unearthed in the Nicklawske archive room and I discovered some old Duluth photographs. I pulled three pictures from the book that included images of an automobile trip my grandfather and his sister made to Duluth in the 1920s. My grandfather, Jim Nicklawske, lived in St. Paul at the time and his sister Mae was visiting from her home in Great Falls, Mont. It appears they traveled to Duluth with a third, unidentified person who made pictures of the event.
One picture shows a common Skyline Drive view of downtown Duluth with Minnesota Point in the background.
A second photo was taken from an unknown location east of downtown with a strange stretch of flat, grassland in the foreground.
The third photo, which features what I believe to be a 1926 or 27 Dodge sedan, is a real mystery.
1) What year were these photos taken?
2) What and where is the grassy knoll in the second photo?
3) What part of Skyline Drive is pictured in the third photo with the Dodge sedan? There appears to be antennas in the background. Could it be the start of the antenna farm? Maybe somewhere near the Central Entrance and Mesaba/Rice Lake intersection?
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