Comments for Perfect Duluth Day
It is indeed befuddling and bizarre to have people of seemingly moderate intelligence suggest that in a scenario of global climate stress Duluth would somehow perfectly manage its resources and balance just the right population to bring a greater ...
There will be nowhere to hide from climate change. The extra moisture in the air has already increased major flood events here. The shifting jet stream may bring more and worse polar vortexes. And from what climate refuge is our food to come from?...
This seems like a particularly mysterious mystery photo because it contains an over-abundance of clues that don’t immediately lead anywhere definitive. But because there is nothing yet posted here, I’ll try to provide a possibly reasonable guess: ...
Apparently there was also a giant shoe-shaped house at the Conrad Service Station. Details on that can be found in the Duluth News Tribune’s “Northlandia” column: “The biggest shoe in Duluth?“
Nordic Jo’s Coffee is a one-Duluthian operation roasted on Park Point. They have a new fair trade line and are committed to charitable giving. They’re online at nordicjoscoffee.com.
Also via Mike Creger, from the Sept. 20, 1909 Duluth News Tribune. It turns out the Wolvin sent the second wireless message received in Duluth.
And just a few years later, the Duluth wireless operator heard a distress call from the RMS Titanic.
This is going to be such a unique shop.
Wonderful to read this. Good going, John. I’m on my way to your page!
I’ve got a pile of old Duluth postcards, but I’ve never seen this one. Great to be able to see pictures from your collection. The arches of the old school are all that is left; kind of eerie to see them.
That newish Dovetail Cafe in Lincoln Park has a nice little roaster.
This clip, found by Gina Temple-Rhodes in the May 14, 1921 issue of the American Contractor magazine, indicates the Dodge Block at 18 Third Ave. W. was designed by Anthony Puck (office in the Torrey Building) and owned by the Berquist Brothers (o...
Duluth Coffee is definitely doing single origin. A few of their batches are done on the “small” roaster. If you want a custom roast they might do it if you ask nicely!
Duke Skorich, the only news anchorman to have worked his way out of a job at nearly every television station employing him. I remember him from KDAL in the 1970s. He was fun to work with, but a bit of a hot head. Typical Iron Ranger.
I was a little worried I wouldn’t get 100%
MICRO and HYPER local? My dad roasts in his back yard, I suppose if you stopped by he’d give you some 😀
Oh, at one time there was Deeps Coffee, but that doesn’t seem to exist anymore.
Can you elucidate on the others? I’m not finding much online. Ultimately, we’re looking for micro- and hyper-local. A couple of years ago at the Duluth Farmer’s Market, there was someone from Duluth selling single-origin roasted beans…...
Growing up in West End, Carr’s Hobby was a place I visited often as a young kid, mostly by bike. But I’m sure both my parents were pretty familiar with that place for my sake too. Roby’s and Curly’s close proximity probably helped prolong my loite...
0:28:41 First appearance of Don Kienholz (drinking beer on right)
0:31:56 Llyod Shold is seen joking with actor Kevin Spacey
Doh! The PDD desktop calendar was opened to November.
Make that Oct. 12.
0:03:14 First appearance of Duluthian Paige Litfin, who auditioned for and won the part of Becky, Will’s girlfriend
This explains something — the food was always amazing, but the young man working the counter often made me feel like I was disrupting his day by ordering food. May they follow their hearts.
That is the only historic shipwreck I have both seen with my own eyes (you can paddle above it and see it below the water) and also talked to a person who had steered it when it was still running. It was a special boat to many people.
Today marks 10 years since his passing. Thank you, ToWaRd, for starting this thread. I think of him often and hope he is somewhere he loves doing something he enjoys with people he loves and who love him back.
There are quite a few Mayhew photos (they were a prominent family (at least 2 brothers and their families) in the Grand Marais area, probably had a few links to Duluth as well) on the Cook County Historical Society Facebook page.