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About Duluth:

 • Originally settled by Sioux (Dakota) and Chippewa (Ojibwa).
 • Claimed for France in 1679 by Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut.
 • Once home to more millionaires (per capita) than any other city in the world.

Physical Data
 • Population: 86,000; within 30-mile radius, population is 184,134.
 • Located at the westernmost tip of Lake Superior, halfway between Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Canadian border.
 • Terrain: City is built into a steep, rocky cliffside
 • 2,342 freshwater miles from the Atlantic Ocean to Duluth via the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway.
 • Area: 43,067 acres.
 • Altitude: Ranges from 605 feet (at Lake Superior’s shoreline) to 1,485 feet above sea level.
• Industries include tourism, healthcare, financial/banking, mining, paper, communications, education and shipping.
• City's harbor welcomes over 1,000 ocean-going and Great Lakes freighters annually. Seaway Port Authority of Duluth provides foreign trade zone and economic development services.
• Interlake cargoes of iron, grain, coal and stone combine to make this the top volume port on the Great Lakes with a total of $250 million in annual economic impact.
• Home to the College of St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota Duluth, Lake Superior Community College, Fond du Lac Community College and across the bay, the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
• Regional medical center for surrounding states and provinces.

More to come...

About Silver Bay:

On May 1, 1954, it was announced that Reserve’s new town on the shore would be called Silver Bay. Until that time, the city was known as the Beaver Bay housing project. One of the first houses in town became the post office, and Silver Bay was issued its own mail cancelling stamp.

1956 was a banner year for Silver Bay. The last of 6 pelletizing machines was fired up in February, and the first shipment of pellets went out on the C. L. Austin in April. Campton Elementary School was dedicated on March 11 thereby eliminating the overcrowding in the small two-room school in Beaver Bay. The $350 million Reserve plant was officially dedicated on September 3 and was renamed the E. W. Davis Works. On October 16, Silver Bay voted to incorporate with a mayor-council form of government.

In 1958, William Kelley High School, named for Reserve’s first president, was opened eliminating the long 28-mile bus ride to Two Harbors. That same year, Reserve announced that it was selling its shopping centers in Babbitt and Silver Bay to J. W. Galbraith. Silver Bay’s shopping center was once heralded in the Duluth News Tribune as “expected to be the largest on the North Shore north of Duluth.”