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Point of Rocks Removal collection

Identifier: S4564

Scope and Contents

The collection contains printed materials issued "for" (Greater Duluth Committee, Emil S. Gustafson, chair and William McEwen, campaign manager) and "against" (The Committee of Two Thousand, W. B. Getchell, chair) a proposal to make traffic improvements at the Point of Rocks. The debate specifically involved the city of Duluth issuing bonds for $500,000 to fund the project. A "special election" would be held March 1, 1928, to approve the bonding, not for a specific plan for the work. Voters did not approve the bond issue for a Point of Rocks project.


  • 1925-1928


Biographical / Historical

Archives staff sometimes receives donations of single items or small amounts of unrelated materials for the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections. Staff have set up collections to group like materials that come from disparate sources.

The area between 8th and 13th Avenues West and Superior Street is the vicinity of what is called the Point of Rocks. The problem of a huge rock outcropping abutting Duluth's main street had been debated for decades. Problems were caused by rock falling into the roadway.


12.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

Point of Rocks. Subject File NEMHC Collection Vertical Files


This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
Guide to the Point of Rocks Removal collection
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526