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Duluth ship canal being dug, Duluth Harbor, Duluth, 1870.
"Government ship canal during a storm, Duluth, Minn." Postcard c.1910.
The opening of the Duluth Ship Canal in 1871 was a historical turning point for the city of Duluth and the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior.
Outdoor shot of fire truck pulling out of No. 3 Station, Pantown, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Pantown homes visible in background, c.1919.
Outdoor shot of Pantown, including Sam Pandolfo's house, 8th Street North looking west, St. Cloud, Minnesota, c.1919.
Outdoor shot of a Model 250 Pan Car along 33rd Avenue North, in front of the main plant of the Pan Motor Company, with three men standing behind the auto, 1918.
Outdoor shot of a Pan Car on a platform, with three men standing next to it and crowds all around it,1917.
Portrait studio bust of Samuel C. Pandolfo, Pan Motor Company, St. Cloud, Minnesota, c.1917.
Outdoor shot of a visiting Mr. (sitting behind the steering wheel) and Mrs. (standing next to him) Pandolfo, with 1919 Pan Car, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
In 1918, the first Pan Automobile rolled off the assembly line in St. Cloud, Minnesota. It was the beginning of the short and controversial existence of the Pan Motor Company.
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