Paul Lundgren Posts

Duluth You & Me: Wednesday Night Sailboat Races

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Duluth You & Me: Wednesday Night Sailboat Races

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Gold Mine Camp on the Vermilion River in Buyck

Buyck is about 100 miles north of Duluth. Presumably this 1940s-era photo depicts cabins at what is the modern-day fishing and hunting camp that bears the name Gold Mine Camp.

Duluth: the Norwegian Band

In addition to all the songs that reference Duluth, there is also a band based out of Norway that bore the name Duluth. An album titled The Aesthetics of Drowning was released in 2002.

Mystery Photos #105-111: Ely Studio

It’s a nearly impossible challenge to put names on people in century-old cabinet card photos, but we occasionally try nonetheless. At least in most cases we know the photographer’s name, which can lead in all sorts of directions.

Louis Oreck: Dealer in Curios

The business card above touts the goods for sale at Louis Oreck’s Curios store in Downtown Duluth circa the 1910s: souvenirs, American Indian crafts and mineral specimens.

Duluth Book Releases in 2020

Half-Breed: Taming the Elements, Book 1
Hickory Mack
Jan. 23
Available on Amazon

Village of Scoundrels
Margi Preus
Feb. 25
Harry N. Abrams
Available at IndieBound

Roze & Blud
Jayson Iwen
March
University of Arkansas Press

Duluth You & Me: William A. Irvin

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Duluth You & Me: William A. Irvin

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Monthly Grovel: May 2020 Edition

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The PDD Calendar continues to soldier on through the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping you informed about virtual events and things that might or might not happen in the fuzzy future.

Once a month we reach out with a beggarly blog post to remind everyone that human beings and not machines are at work editing and publishing calendar events on Perfect Duluth Day. So if you appreciate it, drop a few bucks in the PayPal account, yo.

Postcard from Mesabi Open Pit Iron Mine in Virginia

This undated postcard shows scenes from the Mesabi Iron Range, the largest of four iron ranges in northeast Minnesota. The card uses a spelling more often associated with a roadway in Duluth — Mesaba Avenue.

Duluth You & Me: Grain Elevators

Use the link below for a printable PDF for your drawing and coloring pleasure.
Duluth You & Me: Grain Elevators

Follow the Duluth You & Me subject tag to see additional pages. For background on the book see the original post on the topic.

Al Trace and the Revelers – “Duluth M-I-double-N”

Here’s a little track for everyone who wants “to be where the winds blow free” — Duluth.

The PDD Video Lab has joined this scratchy old 10-inch record with Duluth images circa the mid-to-late 1940s via Minnesota Reflections, the database of digitized materials from the Northeastern Minnesota Historical Collections and other cultural heritage organizations across Minnesota.

The Jayhawks – “Life Floats By”

Twenty years ago today — May 9, 2000 — Twin Cities alt-rock/country band the Jayhawks released its sixth studio album, Smile. The song “Life Floats By” references Duluth at the 1:52 mark.

We hit Duluth on a jag, baby
We hit Duluth on a jag, baby
I grab my coat, my hat and my paperback
From the corner of my eyes, I see you smile

W9MMS Duluth

Nerds will explain this in the comments.

Duluth You & Me: Playfront Park

Use the link below for a printable PDF for your drawing and coloring pleasure.
Duluth You & Me: Playfront Park

Follow the Duluth You & Me subject tag to see additional pages. For background on the book see the original post on the topic.

Duluth references in Workaholics

The Comedy Central sitcom Workaholics, which ran from 2011-’17, featured two references to Duluth.