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Zenith City On Tap
February 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pmFree
Glensheen presents Zenith City On Tap, a series of talks on the history of Duluth by author and historian Tony Dierckins, publisher of Duluth’s Zenith City Press.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Local beer and wine available.
February 21: “Financing the Fortune that Built Glensheen”
After John D. Rockefeller essentially stole the Mesabi Iron Range holdings of West Duluth’s Merritt family in 1894, Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Henry Oliver—with his partner Chester Congdon—battled over the Iron Range. The battle ended when J. P. Morgan formed U. S. Steel, which also created the fortune that financed the construction of Duluth’s Glensheen, the home Congdon and his wife Clara built on the Lake Superior shore