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The Rare and Remarkable

UMD's 125th Anniversary

Stories from the Past

The following is a collection of stories spanning 13 decades in celebration of UMD's 125th Anniversary. As the year 2020 progresses, we'll post more stories from UMD's rare and remarkable history.

UMD's history is tightly wound to the history of the city and Minnesota itself. These stories tell how Duluth streets, Minnesota towns, and areas of the nation, still hold fragments left behind as the campus grew to its place on the hill where it looks over Lake Superior.

There is excitement in the stories of the people and places that made up UMD. You are invited to contribute to the story of UMD and its history. Submit an alumni memory and join UMD as it celebrates this significant anniversary.