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!
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