Collections and Memorabilia Posts

Goldie’s Too

Plastic shopping bag from a former Holiday Center store.

Duluth Patch Collection

Just for the Duluth of it, here’s a collection of embroidered patches. If you’re rockin’ a cloth badge or simply have it stored for safe keeping, add it in the comments and grow the collection.

Western Auto Supply Company of Duluth

The fancy booklet above is circa 1930. Western Auto Supply Company once occupied the building that is today known as the Center for Non-violence at 202 E. Superior St. in Duluth.

Nothing earthly equals riding on the Soo

ViewMaster: Duluth and North Shore Drive

Here they are: “7 three-dimensional pictures in full-color Kodachrome” featuring “Duluth and North Shore Drive: Minnesota U.S.A.,” copyright 1950 by Sawyer’s Inc. of Portland, Ore.

This is Duluth

Twenty-six pages of Duluth propaganda circa 1981.

Duluth Trivia Cards

I scored a box of Duluth Trivia cards at Savers.

Some of the questions include:

The first vessel to pass through the Duluth Ship Canal was named:

  • The Fero
  • The Ishpeming
  • The Handy

Duluth Trivia Board Game

Savers is a wonderful thing. For $1.99, I picked up a Duluth Trivia board game.

Some doozies:

1. What was on the roof of the former Goldfines building on Garfield Avenue?
2. What business is located there now? (It’s still there, I think.)
3. What movie starring Patty Duke was filmed at Glensheen?
4. For many years, the Duluth Zoo had the only living specimen in the US of one animal. Name that animal.

Air Canada Silver Broom 1976 World Curling Championship


Duluth: For Rest and Relaxation on Beautiful Lake Superior

Duluth Duluth

Old Tokens to Existing Duluth Establishments

Kom On Inn Token Owls Club Buffalo House Buffalo Chip Duluth

Consider this a companion post to “Tokens to Long-gone Duluth Establishments.”

My friends went to Duluth and all I got was this crummy mug


… at least it wasn’t a T-shirt.

Keep Cool with Coolidge in Duluth


Zenith Quartette circa 1908

Zenith Quartette Duluth

The Zenith Quartette was a Dutch vocal group based in Duluth. Members shown in this old flier are Carl Hvaal, first tenor; J. Olsen, second bass; O.A. Gronsette, baritone and O.O. Hovday, second tenor.

Tokens to Long-gone Duluth Establishments

West Duluth Bar and Grill Garrick Cigar and Lunch Duluth Main Tea Rooms Duluth North Pole Bar Token Duluth Sambo's Token Duluth White Front Tavern West End Liquor Store Marshall Wells Stores Esmond Bar Token Lenox Casino Token Fifth Avenue Pool Hall Token Dugout Cafe Bar Token Cook's Place Token Amber Flow Token Paul Bunyan Bar Token Recreation Cigar Store Token Esquire Bar Token Bud and Carls Dugout Cafe in Duluth R Orlich West Duluth Token 1921 Superior St token


  • Yes, the North Pole Bar has only been closed since 2014, so it’s not really “long” gone, but waiting to add it here might result in it getting lost.
  • The Sambo’s token was featured before in the post “Sambo’s Restaurant.”
  • The Cook’s Place token was featured once before in a Mystery Photo post.
  • A Duluth-Superior Transit Company Token was also featured in a previous post.