Comments for Perfect Duluth Day
Two itinerant musicians purchased her sometime in 1978 (I believe, it may have been 1977) and brought her down the Mississippi to New Orleans. She served as home to several musicians until sometime in the summer of 1978 when something happened and...
Good eye, Matthijs. I didn’t notice the missing Frerker Building in the mystery photo and in other images I thought it was part of the Manhattan Building.
So, indeed, it seems the photo shows the Frerker nearing the latter stages of its removal, w...
That middle space may be the most mysterious location of the mystery photo. Part of it was originally occupied by the Frerker Buidling, which was built in 1902 in the space between the Manhattan Building and the Spalding Hotel.
The space that belo...
The cards say… twenty five miles
The discrepancy on number two means we need Tony and Zenith City Online… Tony?
#1. 31.4 miles on a clear day
#2 Joshua B. Culver, July 6, 1857
#3 28 grain elevators
Here is the answer to those, as per the cards…
1915 (but the cards have been wrong before)
Any guesses on the first three?
By any chance does anyone know who were the pharmacists at this Target in Duluth when it opened in the 1960s? I just found out my biological father was one of the pharmacists and there is a possibility his name was Mike.
Thank you! Any informati...
My high school math teacher was always trying to tell us that trigonometry had many practical applications and now when one finally arrives, I have no idea where to begin, so I’ll have to take a zero on question one, but I have answers for 4, 5, a...
(stands and applauds)
4/5 Wilbury Here…
We were watching one of those PBS Roy Orbison concerts a year or 2 ago, and I commented to my wife that Roy Orbison ALWAYS seemed old, even back in the 60s. So he must be super old now. She got on the Google and replied, “In this show, he’s the sa...
I’ve always been intrigued as to how the country club burned but so much else in Lakeside didn’t.
The Cross City Trail is still not complete. If you would like to join a group that is working hard to get the trail to go where the citizens want it to go please contact me at [email protected] (Friends of Western Duluth Parks & Trails)
Thanks for touching on the Orb. He was a mountain of sound. Rediscovering him myself recently and scouring his albums for lost gems such as Afraid to Sleep, I too was shocked to learn he died at 52. It’s funny, the only time they call you young af...
It would have been nice if Jimmy had mentioned DULUTH.
An image of Northland after the fire:
And, of course, surf’s up.
Nope, Oct. 6, 1979, 39 years ago … I don’t know where that top poster is from, but its wrong.
Also, Lillian’s daughter died young in a very well-recorded car accident.
Lillian did not live a long life.
I believe Alphonse was Alphonse Linnemann of Duluth, and Lylian (or Lillian) was his niece. Lylian’s mother was Lena M. Koop (nee Linnemann).
Also interesting to note this postcard was sent nine days after the particular disaster noted in the pho...
Ah, yes. That makes sense.
At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Cafe
Uncle Loui’s Cafe for budget option
The New Scenic is beyond reproach…
Lake Avenue Cafe is next
The rest come after these….
Liden’s shop at 1619 W. Superior St. was on Rice’s Point—or rather in Rice’s Point. RP was established as a township by Orrin Rice in 1856 and it included not just the sandbar point proper but all of what became known as the West End, today’s Linc...