“At Lake Superior’s Head: The Rival Cities of Duluth and West Superior, NYT, 5 October 1891.
Among other things, we learn that “cliff-dwellers” was a term of abuse for Duluthians.
Ever wonder where all the streetcars went? A subsidiary of GM bought them, burned them and put in a few buses and sold them back to the city once they were finally destroyed.
Here is a streetcar map of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 1933!
map from here
Taken for a Ride is a great documentary about this scandal.
William Zantzinger, the former tobacco farmer and property fraudster who “killed poor Hattie Carroll,” as Bob Dylan famously sang, died in disgraced obscurity on Jan. 3.
New York Times: W. D. Zantzinger, Subject of Dylan Song, Dies at 69.