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Comment on Duluth Foreign Trade Zone by rev

Huh! I’ve seen this many times coming back from Superior. I’ve always wondered what the deal was, but never remembered by the time I got home!

Comment on Radiophiles and Sportphiles by Paul Lundgren

The sloppiness might be due to the station office moving. Sometimes transitions like that aren’t as smooth as people anticipate. Also, I don’t think the Federal Communications Commission has approved the sale yet.

Comment on Book store will replace Wild West Liquor; other slow-moving changes in the works on Central Avenue in West Duluth by Paul Lundgren


 

This October 1971 photo by Roger Nesje shows the building in the foreground as a Salvation Army store.

Comment on Duluth Folk School finds home; plans to open Dovetail Café by tom hanson

So excited for this next development. It is a perfect fit for the craft district.

Comment on Where near Duluth? by John Hatcher

Oh fine. This DNT tube is at the Lone Tree campsite on the Superior Hiking Trail on the section between Lismore and Normana roads. I recently hiked the trail from Duluth to Two Harbors, and I have to say I was really impressed with the quality of ...

Comment on Where near Duluth? by John Hatcher

SPY1, I don’t think that’s right. While this is on a road, vehicle is not how most people would access this spot.

Comment on The Weird Hole by PJ2013

There are some places where I would never venture. I am living vicariously. A creepy video, but so interesting.

Comment on Exploring Tischer Creek After a Rain by PJ2013

Oh, I loved it! I could almost smell the fresh air. Felt like I was there, except I got to wear my bathrobe and drink coffee. Good job! PS: Use your strong legs while you still have ’em.

Comment on Where near Duluth? by spy1

Stoney póint. Vermilion road.

Comment on Postcards from New Yorker Patio Restaurant in Duluth by Tony D.

The Fifth Avenue Hotel was torn down with the rest of Duluth’s “Bowery” in the 1960s as part of the Gateway Urban Renewal Project.

Comment on Postcards from New Yorker Patio Restaurant in Duluth by Kodiak

Is that this stylish hotel at 2:24? Can anyone tell me what became of the hotel and more importantly, Mr. Kytö, its proprietor?

Comment on Where near Duluth? by John Hatcher

You could certainly throw a rock from Rice Lake Township and come very close. Here is another image to offer some context.

Comment on Where near Duluth? by Paul Lundgren

I’ll say Rice Lake Township to begin the zeroing in process.

Comment on Duluth Trivia Board Game by David Beard

I’ll post a few more, and a picture, next week.

Comment on A Certain Kind of Nerd: Wrestling, Art, Politics, Nerds, Games by Paul Lundgren

I’m not sure I remember this with 100 percent accuracy, but I believe at the wrasslin’ matches Cooter Bocephus was announced as “weighing in at a rooster and a billy goat.”
 

One interesting thing to observe at the show was how terrified the young...

Comment on Duluth Trivia Board Game by TimK

I just looked up Mr. Magoo again after taking the PDD quiz. Mr. Magoo did in fact get a pardon from President Kennedy and was allowed to keep his “immigrant status” and died a natural death before being stuffed in 1968.

Comment on Duluth Trivia Board Game by TimK

We had the only mongoose in the U.S. by mistake. It was (& maybe still is) illegal to have a mongoose for fear they would reproduce like rabbits and carry disease. Mr. Magoo was a stow-away on a saltie who was given to the zoo. When then director ...

Comment on Duluth Trivia Board Game by TimK

McGregor-Soderstrom was a men’s clothing store. They were in fierce competition with Foreman & Clark. They both went the way of the leisure suit…

Comment on Duluth Trivia Board Game by TimK

1. Pilot House from an ore boat
2. Goodwill
3. You’ll Like My Mother
4. A mongoose named Mr. Magoo
These were easy (for a native Duluthian of a certain vintage).

Comment on Duluth Trivia Board Game by BadCat!

We need photos of your miraculous find!!!

Comment on Mystery Photo #51: Lakeside Reunion by GTR

How’s this for definitive proof? From Mable Nummi’s obituary: “Mable worked many years for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and maintained a lifelong special friendship with her fellow telephone operators from Duluth.”
 

The way I found these ...

Comment on Northern Brewing Company in Superior by Paul Lundgren

Rob Janicki recently uploaded this image to Facebook — a Northern truck painted by George Janicki.

Comment on Mystery Photo #51: Lakeside Reunion by jessige

I live a block from this exchange site, so I looked it up a little further. I think the photo is from 1920, but the building appears in this 1902 city plat. I can’t recognize it from the photo right now, but I’ll walk up there tomorrow and see if ...

Comment on Where in Duluth? by David Syring

Ok, but in fairness, I did say that the view was a bit further over than where the bench was placed. We sat on the bench because it was a convenient place to carry on our conversation. Views or talk, sometimes you can’t get both!

Comment on Mystery Photo #51: Lakeside Reunion by Paul Lundgren

Nice discovery on the Lakeside Exchange. I wondered if there was one, did a quick Google search of “Northwestern Bell Lakeside Duluth” that didn’t seem to help, and then started assuming the ladies worked at the Hemlock Exchange and the location o...

Comment on Where in Duluth? by David Beard

Upper Chester it is, looking over a lake I could not see.

Comment on Where in Duluth? by markryan

The old Snively Farm near his barns just off Jean Duluth near Martin Road.

Comment on Duluth Rideshare Board? by Paul Lundgren

One of the reasons I think Facebook would work better is that once a person joins the group that person would get notifications through Facebook that people are looking for rides, increasing the possibility of making a connection.
 

On PDD there w...

Comment on Duluth Rideshare Board? by Robert Lillegard

I think PDD would do this very well. I am thinking there are a ton of lurkers that rarely post (like me) and would use a board if it existed. For some reason PDD has a higher level of trust than a random Facebook group. It’s sort of a third party ...