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According to the Duluth Chamber of Commerce, the city of Duluth, which was founded in 1856, was named after Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, a frenchman who started the fur trade routes in 1679. A year after the city’s’ incorporation, it suffered an economic crash and in 1859 a scarlet fever epidemic fell upon the city. Duluth was able to weather these early disasters because of its abundant natural resources which included: copper, iron ore, and lumber. The city also became a transit hub because of its port and because the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad selected Duluth as its northern terminus.

Today, Duluth forms a metropolitan area with another port city, Superior, Wisconsin, these cities have a collective nickname of the Twin Ports. Duluth and Superior share a harbor and together are the Great Lakes’ largest port.

(Cached Card Cleaning 6 of 9)

I just realized that I’ve had this card for a very long time – since 2014!

The Facts:
Other Party: Julie O
Card Number: 0217
Average Color: 90717D
Date Sent: July 17, 2104
Date Received: July 19, 2014
Sender Location: Duluth, MN
Receiver Location: Platteville, WI
Distance Traveled: 291 Miles
Average Speed: 146 Miles Per Day


Minnesota Laws
On the way back from their epic art road trip John and Julie came across one last postcard in Minnesota. This postcard made me strangely curious about obnoxious laws in Wisconsin, here is what my research yielded:

  • Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.
  • At one time, margarine was illegal.
  • Margarine may not be substituted for butter in restaurants unless it is requested by the customer.

What the what! I know Wisconsinites are known for their avid consumption of dairy products but this takes it too far…

The Facts:
Other Party: Julie O
Card Number: 0074
Average Color: A9A7A2
Date Sent: April 10, 2012
Date Received: Unavailable
Sender Location: Unavailable
Receiver Location: Platteville, WI
Distance Traveled: Unavailable
Average Speed: Unavailable