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Liquid history of downtown comes to life

History Sundays are back for another season at the Douglas County Historical Society. The 2011-2012 series' programs celebrate Tower Avenue, complementing the historical society's new exhibit, "Open 'til 9:00: Thursday Nights on Tower." Tower Ave...

History Sundays are back for another season at the Douglas County Historical Society.

The 2011-2012 series' programs celebrate Tower Avenue, complementing the historical society's new exhibit, "Open 'til 9:00: Thursday Nights on Tower."

Tower Avenue means different things to different people, but the taverns of Tower Avenue have long been a dominant part of the community's experience and memory.

The fall season starts with the beverage industry: Ken Clark of Leamon Mercantile Distributors begins the series at 2 p.m. Sunday with "The Beer Wholesalers of Superior: Family Businesses, Family Values -- From the 1940's through today!"

Ken's presentation will be followed by our first ever "Liquid History Pub Crawl" on Sept. 17 in downtown Superior.

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Join DCHS for a walking tour of some of our downtown favorites: VIP, Capri, Who's Bar, the Main, Norm's, Third Base and Mr. Lucky's. Many of the buildings that house these bars actually began with other careers and hold wonderful history, which will be featured on the walking tour along with a sample at each pub. Tours begin at DCHS, 1101 John Ave. Choose your favorite time slot: 4 p.m., 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at DCHS and at all VIP locations: 1201 Tower Ave., 1830 E. Eighth St., Duluth, and 3901 Grand Ave., Duluth.

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