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When my step-father's parents came to Duluth in 1943 - 4,
they camped on Brighton Beach until they found a house on
Pittsburgh Ave. They carved theri names and date into one
of the large boulders on the beach and in the late 1980's
you could still read it. Did anbody else camp there
during the depression or war years?
My father, Peter Trader and my Uncle Walter Trader, both
tried to make me believe that a fisherman caught a
mermaid and put it in downtown Duluth in a store window
in a large fish tank. My father told me they had to get
rid of it cause it screamed so loud it affected peoples
minds. My father took me to some old empty store and
actually said this is where it all took place. I don't
recall where it was now. What I was told is they used a
rubber mermaid just to see how many people would actually
believe this and come look in the window. This would have
been before 1948. Mind you this is all hearsay. What I am
wondering is if any one remembers this.