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5 Things Duluth Minnesota and Duluth Georgia Have In Common

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I have had to do a few searches for Duluth MN and forget to put the state on the end of it. So, sometimes I wind up reading about Georgia and think I am reading about Duluth MN.  I have listed 5 things we have in common.

1.At one time both cities were voted the fastest growing, and best place to move. Duluth MN was looked at by many rich people as the nicest place to move and featured many things for families. Duluth GA was recently voted the best place to move and in the last 10 years one of the fastest growing suburbs.

2. Both cities were once inhabited by native Americans who laid claim to the land and were forced from it, either by force or by migration.

3. The railroad played a key part in the growth of the area. Duluth MN enjoyed trading with Canada and was fortunate to become somewhat of a hub for Railroad Shipping. Duluth GA, enjoyed some growth because of the railroad and it connected the traders with the waterways in Duluth MN.

4.  Both cities are named for the same man. Duluth MN is named for Daniel Greysolon, Le Sieur du Luth, the first known European explorer of the area. Duluth GA was named after Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut (1636–1710), a French captain and explorer. He negotiated and signed peace between the Saulters and the Sioux nation. Duluth was originally part of the Cherokee Indian territory.

5. Both cities made national headlines, Duluth GA made national headlines twice in 2005. In March, Fulton County Courthouse shooting suspect Brian Nichols was captured in a Duluth apartment after holding a woman hostage. In April, local resident Jennifer Wilbanks was reported missing a few days before her planned wedding to John Mason. She was found a few days later in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she admitted to having lied about being kidnapped. Duluth MN for the killings at the Congdon Mansion, the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and national Championship for UMD Sports.

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