In which Karl Ove Knausgaard’s NYT series about travelling to the United States visits Duluth, Superior and more.
Slate ran this article today from “The Vault,” its associated history blog. It details the history of Pacific Greyhound Lines, the company that eventually became Greyhound. This map is from 1935:
I was struck by the amount of routes covering Minnesota — all the way up to Thunder Bay makes sense, but no other state other than Ohio seems to have the saturation that Minnesota does. What gives?
It turns out that the intercity bus idea has its home in Hibbing. Gary Belsky outlines the history of Greyhound here, from its origins in Hibbing (as the “Snoose Line” — yes, that snoose) to its expansion across the country. Greyhound’s headquarters were in Duluth until 1930, when it relocated to Chicago.
File under stuff you probably knew, but I didn’t.
One of our holiday traditions the past few years has been to watch Punkin’ Chunkin’ on the Discovery Channel. I just read that it was cancelled for this year, which is sad and means we’ll have to find some other boob tube diversion that night.
Got me thinking, though: does anyone do this in the area?
UMD Chancellor Lendley Black had a busy homecoming week, but with a nod to Jimmy Fallon and a cameo from our favorite shark-attack-preventing mayor, he’s taking some time to write out his thank you notes.
Don’t miss the Bulldog football game Saturday at 1 p.m. Tailgating starts at 11 a.m.
I’m trying to find aniline dye to use on wood. Google’s failing to find me anything local, but the results seem to suggest I need a woodworking supply shop. Is there such a thing in town? Google’s failing me on that search, too.
So, according to this Slate article, not only is Arby’s showing a 13-hour commercial, but it’s only airing in Duluth.
I checked the date, and it’s not April 1, and I don’t think the NSA has gone so low as to manipulate my poor MacBook Air to fool me.
A friend asked me to share this. If anyone’s got a space, please contact these folks directly.
Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores – COGGS
This week the IMBA Trail Care Crew is in town. Our lodging for them just became unavailable, so we are looking for help. The Crew consists of two people who need a large bed and their own space (i.e. not a room in a house with other people.
Good options would be:
– donated hotel room
If anyone has a lead on something today — July 16 — please e=mail Waylon at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know. Thanks!