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Comment on New York Times looks at Duluth as climate-change refuge by Helmut Flaag

This really shows how smart Harvard makes you. All the fossil shit burning vehicles would wrap bumper to bumper around the planet a thousand times over, but you’ll choke out just the same in that pickup you never use if we tape your lips to the ta...

Comment on National Bank Notes of Duluth by Tony D.

Here’s another Hugh McCulloch/Duluth connection, from Duluth’s Historic Parks:

In 1871 Hugh McCulloch, a business associate of Philadelphia financier Jay Cooke and the U.S. treasury secretary from 1865 to 1869, purchased a large parcel of land be...

Comment on Mystery Photo #90: Duluth Photo Engraving Company by Gina Temple-Rhodes

My first thought was the Duluth Masonic Temple and its extensive collection of realistic backdrops, but I think those usually show a bit more of a pipe along the bottom of each scene. This doesn’t, so thinking those pillars are real and it isn’t ...

Comment on Mousecanceheimer’s by Susan Pierson-Jordan

Being a fellow shitstorm survivor, I can relate. Living through this kind of storm changes you. Some of it good, some of it not. What I know for sure is that watching us navigate turned out to be pretty good for my kids. They are compassionate hum...

Comment on Eric T. Anderson of Duluth by Gina Temple-Rhodes

I have looked. I can tell you that there were no Eric Andersons born in Duluth between 1900-1934, at least according to the Minnesota Historical Society records. Only nine in the whole state during that period, apparently.

Not finding much in the...

Comment on The Saturday Evening Post’s Duluth of 1949 by Paul Lundgren

If only Arthur Baum would have known that Mayor George W. Johnson would be succeeded in 1953 by Mayor George D. Johnson. The situation was actually more ridiculous than Baum even imagined.

Comment on The Saturday Evening Post’s Duluth of 1949 by Karl Ulrich

When I first moved to Duluth in 1964 and enrolled late at Woodland Junior High School, I was the only non-Johnson in my homeroom of 25 students. Students who had enrolled on time were assigned on the basis of the alphabet but the Johnson homeroom...

Comment on The Saturday Evening Post’s Duluth of 1949 by Gina Temple-Rhodes

Two big impressions of this article:

Margaret Culkin Banning is mentioned twice (and her big mining company husband gets a mention in context to her, haha); she was clearly a big deal back then. Interesting that Sinclair Lewis gets first mention,...

Comment on New York Times looks at Duluth as climate-change refuge by Helmut Flaag

The Drowned World is a 1962 science-fiction novel by British writer J. G. Ballard. The novel depicts a post-apocalyptic future in which global warming has caused the majority of the earth to become uninhabitable. The story follows a team of scient...

Comment on The Saturday Evening Post’s Duluth of 1949 by DECk37

I also believe that hillside photo was taken near Seventh Avenue West above Fourth Street. The house closest to the photographer is still there but the trees have grown up a lot around there.

Comment on The Saturday Evening Post’s Duluth of 1949 by DECk37

Great post, thanks for sharing!

That ship passing through the canal, I have a very strong feeling that it’s the William A. Irvin, can’t read the name, but it sure matches the length and everything else seems like a sure match.

Comment on The Saturday Evening Post’s Duluth of 1949 by Doug

What a great story! I could almost hear the voice of those old newsreel narrators who read their lines with a slight bit of sarcasm and wonder. Thank you for finding and sharing this story.

Comment on The Saturday Evening Post’s Duluth of 1949 by Matthijs

When trying to find something related to a historical photo, I came across this eight-minute color video that Augsburg University posted about a month ago of Duluth’s Trinity Lutheran Church in 1943. I thought I’d link to it here to complement th...

Comment on The Saturday Evening Post’s Duluth of 1949 by Paul Lundgren

I suppose it bears repeating that tales of Duluth’s shipping canal being hand dug by citizens have been debunked over the years, as described in detail in Tony Dierckins’ book Crossing the Canal: An Illustrated History of Duluth’s Aerial Bridge.

A...

Comment on The Saturday Evening Post’s Duluth of 1949 by dulutherati

…And Mr. Lundgren delivers once again, thank you sir.

I agree it is very well written, and even between the earned self-praise and the incorrigible self-praise, I don’t think i’ve ever heard Duluth described as “Like the dachshund, Duluth is a ci...

Comment on The Saturday Evening Post’s Duluth of 1949 by Harry Welty

This is well written and it includes a lot of new details to familiar Duluth stories I’ve heard older Duluthians tell me about the city since I arrived here 45 years ago.

Comment on Woodchucc Szn by john18061806

Thank you PDDTV for the post here! I’m quite honored. What an amazing snow-filled winter we had, surviving the -60 degree windchill in January was well worth the 34+ inches of snow in February.

Comment on The view from Duluth’s “House of Rock” by MNHemiGuy

Was born and brought home to the rock house before it was sold in early 1980s to the current owners. Have little memory to the house but amazing stories and lots of great photos. My father is still great friends with the buyers/current owners.

Comment on Ripped at Score Sports Bar & Grill in 2009 by Her Zog

“But every now and then I like to try it out just to make sure my prejudices are in fact justified.”

I assume you’re referring to the bar and not the thing with the pineapple.

Comment on Ripped at Score Sports Bar & Grill in 2009 by Helmut Flaag

“I distinctively hear one of them utter the official motto of America’s Young Pussies, “so unfair…”

A genuine Duluth legend ahead of his time. Wherever you are Slim, I hope you’re roundhouse kicking some Anoka douchelords into last Tuesday.

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Comment on The fir has fallen! Storm claims large tree by llinmpls

I know that tree. I grew up a half block down the hill from it. It was on my paper route.

Comment on From Jinny Moe’s photography collection by TonyD

I like this post. 1850?! That is amazing. A 170 year old photograph.

Comment on Blizzard? What blizzard? by Paul Lundgren

Tony Doyle had a different reaction.

Comment on The fir has fallen! Storm claims large tree by dulutherati

I can’t spell fir nothing, but I don’t why you’d store your beaver pelts in a 4 story tree.

Comment on Bob Carlson: Businessman, Crusader or Smut-Peddler? by hbh1

This week, I was informed that Old Bob died in October, in his bathtub. He was living in a Ringsred building, top floor. It’s a pity there was no obituary. Also, that he did indeed die like his adoptive father did: with nothing. I was told the hea...

Comment on The Symptones – “Rosetta” by Helmut Flaag

Reminds me of the raw sexual energy and power of early Stones’ performances.

Comment on List of Bands that Have Played Head of the Lakes Fair in Superior by Matt Hill

I saw Grass Roots, Restless Heart, Badfinger sometime between 2006 and 2014.

Check out the fair website on waybackmachine.org might help find more

Comment on Duluth Flag Redesign Project by Helmut Flaag

That’s exciting. Speaking of Old Glory, is anyone else surprised they aren’t still flying it half mast for H.W.?

Comment on Annual reminder: Stay off muddy trails in spring by Paul Lundgren

Dave raises an interesting point. The city used to recommend the Munger Trail for spring hiking, but in recent years switched to suggesting the Cross City Trail, perhaps considering them to be the same thing since the Cross City is an extension of...