This Twin Cities Public Television documentary, broadcast circa 1980, has a brief but kind-of-sexy Duluth moment. A clip from a Northland Ford commercial at the 12:12 mark of the video shows actors playing a Duluth couple standing in front of the Ford product chosen to represent the Zenith City — an LTD Country Squire station wagon with simulated woodgrain siding.
Cloquet also gets name dropped in the commercial a few seconds later.
The documentary is actually an episode of a short-lived weekly TPT program called Electronicle. The episode dives into “myths of Minnesota” and asks what it really means to be Minnesotan.
The Ford LTD Country Squire was produced from 1950 to 1991, according to Wikipedia. “The 41-year production run of the Country Squire is the third-longest of a Ford car nameplate in North America, surpassed only by the Ford Thunderbird (46 years) and Ford Mustang (56 years, currently in production),” Wiki notes.
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