Postcard from the Aerial Bridge in 1908

Greetings friends of Duluth!

I thought I would share a postcard with you from my Gramma Myrtle’s collection. My Gramma built an extensive collection and I have been taking some time to organize it during our frigid February.

Looks like Henry is trying to lure Pauline from the East to our Twin Ports. Is he sending this from 730 E. Fourth St.? What do you think?

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Gina Temple-Rhodes

about 5 months ago

I can say that Mr. Swenson did not succeed in luring Pauline to Duluth. He was a Norwegian immigrant (arrived in 1880) who was a boarder at 730 E. Fourth St. in 1910, and later moved to East Ninth Street where he lived with his elderly mother, and then later alone. He was originally a clerk and later listed as a "stationery engineer." He died in 1942 and is buried in Scandia Cemetery in Duluth. In 1910, Pauline was a 22-year-old public school teacher in New Jersey, boarding at a family home on Snyder Street. She died in New Jersey in 1919. I can't find any more info on her.

dandelionpudding

about 5 months ago

Gina! Thank you for your interest/research! How extraordinary. I found his grave. 
This all makes me sad but excited that I can know more. I'll try to post more! Cheers!

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