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Optimism was high when new Superior hotel opened in 1930


Ninety years ago the opening of a new hotel in downtown Superior was the big news of the week. At that time the new hotel was a vast improvement over other lodging accommodations available in Superior. With five railroads lines regularly bringing passengers to Superior, the lodging business was big business here in 1930 and the new hotel was a welcome addition.

Today only two of those hotel structures survive. Neither are open for overnight guests. Both the Union and Nebraskan hotel buildings have been adapted for other uses. The Union, built in 1880, is Superior’s first brick building...

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