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When our family went there all the time in the 1980s, this postcard was still being sold by “Grandma” Lind, as we called her. Cool article!
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Thanks for the kind words, TOYOTA200X! That’s gratifying to hear. 🙂
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Comment on Amazing Grace grocery transition complete; sit-down cafe service and music will return after pandemic by toyota200x
Great story and writing! Definitely going to check out the new market. Coverage like this is why I check PDD multiple times a week. Thank you.
Eleven years after the start of this thread, it seems the road will have its name changed.
Superior Telegram: “Superior councilor hopes to end ‘mockery’ by changing Moccasin Mike Road name”
From the article:
According to records compiled by the W...
The drive-in restaurant there was named simply “The Mike.”
And here is page 1 of the same document…
I thought this was interesting.
Here is a drawing of the Old Lighthouse on Minnesota Point commissioned by the National Park Service in 1934.
If you wanted to hear any of that music on the Current, simply send them a message. The DJ on The Duluth Local Show loves playing Sadkin and Prone, and probably just needs to be provided more songs, from the artists 😘
Thank you for this post. I never knew the history of this location. Cool!
Gina! Thank you for your interest/research! How extraordinary. I found his grave.
This all makes me sad but excited that I can know more. I’ll try to post more! Cheers!
This is awesome! Gotta love the Vortex for slowing everything down for a little while… Except for the Green Machine of course!!
I like your story and your sarcasm… good article.
Cool footage! Does such fishing gear usually have lead or mercury in it? I hope not!
Can’t believe I missed this. Quality work again. Only one comment two years later? Too close to home it looks like. What year is it? I’ve lost track…
Neighbor used to drag a canoe out there for this very reason. You want to have options. If I’d known the fishing was that good, would’ve been tempted. But it could’ve broke off into little chunks like you see in the drone footage and they would’ve...
I apologize for triggering anybody and offer a full retraction
Did you take a poll to see who qualified as “redneck”?
What are the qualifications? Angling? Walking on ice? Owning boots?
Does “redneck” equate to “lover of freedom,” or “freedom from the gut-sick feeling of existing as an effete twat?”
I can say that Mr. Swenson did not succeed in luring Pauline to Duluth. He was a Norwegian immigrant (arrived in 1880) who was a boarder at 730 E. Fourth St. in 1910, and later moved to East Ninth Street where he lived with his elderly mother, and...
Aha! Also this apparent “civic pride” is partly sponsored by the “Kelly Duluth Company and the Bullard Knitting Company”… (in the caption below the second page collage). I was suspicious based on the cover photo of the family in matching coats an...
And back in the 20s/30s, there was always the “thrilling” possibility that you could injure yourself on the toboggan run and die from the resulting infection (no antibiotics). I think people were necessarily more active in those days (fewer cars a...
The power of nostalgia is strong, and cries of “rebuild the toboggan chute!” will no doubt emanate loudly from the mouths of people who aren’t even aware that both Mont du Lac and Spirit Mountain have snow-tubing hills.
On balance there are more ...
Exhilarating! Does this excite anyone else? Conveys civic pride and enviable credentials. And an outward looking CITY mindset. What happened? Where did it go?
What’s funny is as I was driving by there yesterday, admiring the open water that was 100 yards past where dudes were fishing, I thought ‘I hope they know what they’re doing.’
I bet the steelhead had a good laugh over this. Couple thoughts here. Doesn’t this happen every year? And, do you know how bad it would suck to go in the water with all that gear on. You’d be good for about five seconds until your boots filled up.
Here is the news release from the fire department:
At 11:03 a.m., the Duluth Fire Department responded to a water emergency call in Lake Superior. A large group of fishermen had been fishing in individual fish houses when the ice that they had bee...
The Dirty Dozen from Falls High. Not even ever ever close.
Presumably the ad is referring to Spruce Avenue, formerly at the end of Rice’s Point. I asked Tony Dierckins of Zenith City Press about it and he mentioned the 1922 ordinances of Duluth indicate there were several Spruce streets:
Spruce Street, ...
What a great piece of Duluth history. Thanks for posting
Video Archive: Umbrella ice sailing on Lake Superior
Great story, Lissa! I love PDD for stories/details like this.
Celebrity Deathmatch: Mr. Bill on crack.
Aw, man. Rick Boo……
Where is Spruce Street?