Leif Erikson Park Posts

Postcard from the Leif Erikson Statue and Viking Ship

This undated postcard from Gallagher’s Studio of Photography shows two Duluth relics. The bronze Leif Erikson statue was placed in 1956 and remains on display at Leif Erikson Park. The 42-foot Leif Erikson Viking Ship Replica was built in Norway in 1926 and sailed to Duluth, arriving on June 23, 1927. It was displayed in Leif Erikson Park until 2013, when it was placed in a warehouse until funds are raised to build a display structure to protect it from weather.

Duluth You & Me: Duluth Folk Festival

The Duluth International Folk Festival was an annual event held at Leif Erikson Park on the first weekend of August. It was first held in the 1940s. It was held at Bayfront Festival Park from 1990 to 1996 during construction of the I-35 freeway tunnels and Lakewalk trail. The festival returned to Leif Erikson Park in 1996, but in 2005 it was moved back to Bayfront and renamed the Duluth Festival of Cultures. The new name was intended to emphasize it was a cultural event and not a festival of folk music. For whatever reason, the whole thing fizzled out shortly after the change, with the final event held in 2007. During its peak, the festival drew crowds exceeding 10,000 people.

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Duluth You & Me: Duluth Folk Festival

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Images from Duluth’s Citywide Snowball Fight

Montage of photos by J.P. Rennquist from Duluth’s Citywide Snowball Fight at Leif Erikson Park.

Selective Focus: Leif Erikson Park

Select Instagram images of Leif Erikson Park.

Dickson’s Lake Park Tourist Home

Dickson’s Lake Park Tourist Home is listed in Duluth city directories from 1951 to 1967 and Frank G. Dickson is listed as a resident going back at least to 1930.

The address was 1127 London Road, today the location of a vacant lot across the street from the Leif Erikson statue near the Rose Garden.

Postcards from Duluth’s Statue of Leif Erikson

The bronze Leif Erikson statue in Duluth was placed in 1956. It was designed by John Carl Daniels and sponsored by the Norwegian-American League. Erikson was a Norse explorer from Iceland and is considered the first known European to discover continental North America.

Found: FitBit on 13th Avenue East leaving Movies in the Park

I found a FitBit on 13th Avenue East on the night of Friday, July 7. I was leaving Movies in the Park at Leif Erikson Park, and since someone had been parked there earlier, I suspect you were as well.

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Bird’s Eye View of Leif Erickson Park

Here’s the first installment in the North Shore Series by BlueSky Aerial. I flew around Leif Erickson Park in Duluth and got some really gorgeous video! If you like what you see and/or you want to learn more, don’t be afraid to like and subscribe on YouTube and keep checking in for more footage of the North Shore.

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