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Comment on Postcards from Lincoln Park by RickR

I am confused by the last photo. Was that deep section later filled in? Does look kind of dangerous.

Comment on Glensheen Denies Occult Rituals of Disgraced Congdon Nephew by Omnium Gatherum: 12sept2021 - The Hermetic Library Blog

[…] tagged “Hoaxes -- Fake News -- Satire” but here it is for fun: “Glensheen Denies Occult Rituals of Disgraced Congdon Nephew“—”Last year the Minnesota historian Peter S. Svenson wrote an unpublished monograph, […]

Comment on Postcard from West Superior Street, Alworth Building, et. al. by Matthew James

I also couldn’t find the original picture but another Minnesota Reflections photograph from around the same period shows that wasn’t necessarily an unusual number of streetcars for Superior Street. The Twin Ports by Trolley book notes that “every ...

Comment on Amtrak wants to return passenger service to Duluth with funding from Biden’s infrastructure proposal by Jennifer Gardner

I live in Milwaukee and would love to be able to ride the train all the way to Duluth! I have family in st paul and st cloud

Comment on Postcard from West Superior Street, Alworth Building, et. al. by Ghist1

Well, here are all of the McKenzie photos that include the Alworth Building that were digitized on the MN Digital Library. I don’t see a match, but maybe it was his earlier work.

alworth / Creator ssim: McKenzie, Hugh, 1879-1957 -- Minnesota Digi...

Comment on Postcard from West Superior Street, Alworth Building, et. al. by Paul Lundgren

Obviously the first comment is making a wisecrack about the Photoshopping, but the card does have a credit to McKenzie Photo Co. on it, which means the illustration was based on a Hugh McKenzie photo. It would be interesting to track down that pho...

Comment on Postcard from West Superior Street, Alworth Building, et. al. by Matthew James

I don’t think the Alworth needs to be regulated to #2, it just needs some qualifiers to keep it at number one, the same way that Minnesota Point is the world’s longest urban, freshwater sandbar. The Alworth is Duluth’s tallest downtown building or...

Comment on Ripped in Superior’s East End in 2002 by towavern

Half that block including those building were razed after the Office shuttered. Birds Bar in South Superior is where it’s at.

Comment on Postcard from West Superior Street, Alworth Building, et. al. by Chester Knob

Why would there be three trolleys on the south track so close to each other? And two on the north track?

IDK, looks photoshopped.

Comment on Duluth Kelleys defeat the Green Bay Packers in 1922 by Matthew James

My favorite line in that response by Knute Rockne is “at Notre Dame it is possible to keep a close tab on all students, as it is necessary to get a permit to leave the campus.” His whole response does read more like a prison warden describing the ...

Comment on Duluth Kelleys defeat the Green Bay Packers in 1922 by Mike Creger

The Packers were their second year in what had originally been the the American Professional Football Association. In 1922, it became the NFL. Like Duluth, the Packers had a hard time convincing teams to play them up north and schedules were often...

Comment on Northern Pacific Railroad Locomotive #1849 by Matthew James

Instead of debating you on this, I think I’ll just acknowledge your perspective.

Comment on Northern Pacific Railroad Locomotive #1849 by Paul Lundgren

How dare you question the might of the Alworth? It’s twice as tall as the new Essentia building. See?

Comment on Exploring Upper Buckingham Creek by Chester Knob

The Christian grunge rock really sets the mood.

Comment on Bank building in Lincoln Park begins its second century by Paul Lundgren

This just in:

The first depositor at Duluth National Bank was two-month-old Chester Sobczyk.

Comment on So long, Google AdSense … and other thoughts about objectionable advertising by Paul Lundgren

Just sliding in 10 years later to note that PDD brought back Google AdSense advertising in 2016 when we learned how to block specific ads from showing up.

Comment on Postcard from the Entrance to the Duluth-Superior Harbor by Nick Campanella

That is an amazing postcard. I once saw something like that on public access. Later, I wished I took a picture. I hoped I’d see it again.

Thanks, Paul

Comment on Council approves demolition of Astoria Hotel by Matthew James

Good question. The AI image has been accordingly adjusted.

Comment on Council approves demolition of Astoria Hotel by Paul Lundgren

I guess one question that springs to mind from the artificial intelligence image is whether, if the building comes down, there will be a wooden bridge to the Lakewalk wrapping around nothing.

Comment on Council approves demolition of Astoria Hotel by Matthew James

As I understand it, based on the Duluth News Tribune article and the Almanac North story posted earlier on Perfect Duluth Day, the basic, undisputed facts are as follows:

Someone in Duluth city planning told a hotel development company that if the...

Comment on Lake Superior Aquaman of Duluth Minnesota by Matthew James

Oh, right -- my AI image generator does seem to vaguely remember that time there were psychedelic sharks in the canal. It seems to think that was somewhere around the time they installed that Lake Superior Aquaman Statue.

Comment on Mystery Photo: 1962 State and Sectional Champs by Paul Lundgren

Thanks Tony! Here’s an updated labeling of the names.

Comment on Mystery Photo: 1962 State and Sectional Champs by Tony

I’d like to make corrections.

Bottom Row L to R: Not Tony Zanko. I think that is Joe Fredrickson.
Steve Ellefson -- Correct
Dick Mays (Incorrect) -- he is Tony Zanko. I should know. It’s me! Dick Mays is the boy yawning I’m pretty sure.

Your origi...

Comment on Gallery of Defunct Duluth-area News ’Zines and Random Publications by Paul Lundgren

A correction:

This post originally included mention of Word on the Street Magazine, a quarterly publication of Street Level Ministries at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. I had assumed it no longer existed, having not seen an issue since #2,...

Comment on Five Movies that Almost Reference Duluth by J.J. Lee

A note on the “Manhunter” near miss. There are editions of the film that do make the scripted menton of Duluth, however, due to the geography, it is believed that it is Duluth, GA, a mere 172 miles from from Birmingham, AL, on Interstate 20.

Altho...

Comment on Postcards from the College of St. Scholastica by Ghist1

I’m not buying the idea that this postcard — originally included in the post above — is Duluth’s College of St. Scholastica. It may have been a common name used elsewhere. The buildings are different.

Comment on Exploring Santa Fe U.S. Mail Railway Post Car 57 by Matthew James

Well that’s one way to save $12 on entry to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum

Comment on Sexy 1938 Denfeld Beanie by Paul Lundgren

Thanks Jim! That’s the theory I had, but I was totally guessing with no evidence, anecdotal or otherwise. I also thought it would be strange in that circumstance to choose beanies as a souvenir, but, well, there it is.

Comment on Lincoln Park trades print shop for restaurant, tea and spices by toyota200x

Thank you for this news. I loved learning about the UDAC building being an old grocery store. Awesome that Duluth is getting a new restaurant!

Comment on Sexy 1938 Denfeld Beanie by JimP

I recall that during the Denfeld All Class Reunion in 1976, classmates attending were given beanies with the year that they graduated. Probably where the screen printed version came from.

Comment on Tacos aplenty as new Duluth-area restaurants open by Paul Lundgren

Update: The new restaurant from Mexico Lindo opened in the Denfeld Retail Center in August. It’s called Margarita’s Bar & Grill. Or, according to the logo, Mar G Rita’s.

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