Comments for Perfect Duluth Day
I am confused by the last photo. Was that deep section later filled in? Does look kind of dangerous.
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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
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.
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...
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...
Half that block including those building were razed after the Office shuttered. Birds Bar in South Superior is where it’s at.
Why would there be three trolleys on the south track so close to each other? And two on the north track?
IDK, looks photoshopped.
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 ...
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...
Instead of debating you on this, I think I’ll just acknowledge your perspective.
Video of said buildings via WDSE-TV.
The Christian grunge rock really sets the mood.
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.
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.
Good question. The AI image has been accordingly adjusted.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Yep, I’m pretty sure the retracted postcard is from St. Scholastica’s College in the Philippines.
Well that’s one way to save $12 on entry to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum
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.
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!
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.
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.