Yellow Roadster for Skyline Parkway

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Today a The Skyline Parkway Planning and Preservation Alliance held big party in Chester Bowl to celebrate 125 years. Everyone was encouraged to BYOP — bring your own picnic items. And Alliance provided the cake and ice-cream as well as games and a Dixieland band.  My mother really likes the color yellow, so as I scanned the area I just had to snap this photo her to enjoy. The added bonus is that it’s my husband in a yellow shirt holding our picnic cooler and blanket as he scans the area for a place for us enjoy our lunch.

This 1930 Chevy Roadster has a 50 horsepower engine and steel over wood framing with a rumble seat and wire wheels. It originally sold for $515 and 27, 651 were produced. Duluthians Sue and Dean Beeman own the car.

The card looks very similar to the one in this vintage postcard of Skyline Parkway

Posted by Friends of Skyline Parkway on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Skyline postcard

Over the years other names were used for the Parkway, including: Terrace Parkway, Rogers Parkway and The Boulevard.




A grateful public

07 31 ddp Thank you adj 207 31 ddp Thank you adjWednesday while I driving on Superior Street by Condgon Creek I saw a Thank you sign to the power crews. I thought about stopping and taking a photo. The sign was made of cardboard and attached to a utility pole. I was busy so I didn’t stop, On Thursday I looked for it, but it was gone. I wondered if maybe a worker had taken it home. But today a friend send me a phot0 of this thank you sign. It says: Thank you power and clean up crews. It’s at the corner of Arrowhead Road and Wallace Ave. For those living outside of Duluth, thousands of people were without power for days. Some people were without power for 7 days.  According to the Duluth News Tribune

About 46,000 customers in Minnesota Power’s service area — and more than 75,000 total across the Northland — lost power in the wake of the Thursday, July 21,storm.

Notice the tree branches along the street on the left hand side of the photo. There were so many trees down that the city told residents to put the debris along the street arranged for crews to go through neighborhood and pick up debris. (Photo courtesy Ann Redelfs.)

Downed tree

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This house is near Chester Park. It is the aftermath of the early Thursday morning storm with hurricane force winds. As you can see they have electrical power. Some neighborhoods still do not have power. This will be the fifth day of no power for some. Minnesota Power is saying some people will not get power until Thursday. going on the

Sunset via Lake Superior

It’s rare to see a sunset in Duluth … unless you are out on Lake Superior. Notice the little “tower” to the right of the photo almost to the edge …(it looks like just a little blip.) It is Enger Tower,  a 5 story structure constructed of local bluestone. For our anniversary enjoyed a dinner cruise about the Vista Queen, a 66 foot long, 2 deck yacht-style vessel. It was extremely hot today. Up into the 90s but it’s usually cold and winding on Lake Superior, so I dressed casually in jeans, with a sleeveless blouse and a sweater. Well, for once it wasn’t cold. I didn’t need the sweater. it was unusually  warm. 



Storm downs trees

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Duluthians awoke to the sounds of thunder. Lighting flashed over and over for 30 minutes. Winds of 60 mph whipped through the airport in Duluth Heights. A ship on Lake Superior reported winds at 72 mph. Trees fell over power lines and streets early this morning. On social media I had some reports of roof damage to homes, but for as many trees that fell, it’s amazing that there are no reports of injuries. Minnesota Power is recommending no travel because of the danger of downed power lines.
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The top of this electrical pole snapped off.

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