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Program focus on past, present, future

As a part of its outreach series, St. Louis River: Past, Present and Future, the St. Louis River Alliance, is sponsoring a presentation by Tony Dierckins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Clyde Iron. It is free and open to the public. This event features a presentation of lost industries that were on the St Louis River in the 1800 & 1900. These “lost” industries include logging, commercial fishing, sawmills, flourmills, metal fabrication, shipbuilding and more. Clyde Iron Works was a major producer of modern hoisting equipment, which was used in the building of Grand Coulee, Dam, the Golden State Bridge and the Empire State Building. This complex is now a restaurant, museum and hockey area.

Tony Dierckins is an author and book designer.  He has written or co-written nearly two dozen boo, including “Lost Duluth” with MaryAnn Norton.

The book features Landmarks, Industries, Buildings, Homes and the neighborhoods in which they stood. Tony has been giving presentations on various components of this book. He also the publisher of a website Zenith City: Celebrating Historic Duluth, Western Lake Superior and Minnesota’s Arrowhead,

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