Most of the members of the Arrowhead
Chapter live in the Duluth, MN Area
2017 Chapter President
Chapter News: November-December 2017
Hello everyone from the
Northland, Fall is here! The colors are vibrant at full peak in
the Arrowhead region, which means it is time for the Arrowhead
Chapter Annual Fall Foliage Tour on October 7 at 1:00 p.m.
group of 10 old cars met at the Thompson Hill Visitors Center
with our hosts and tour guides Bob & Peggy Moerkes who provided
coffee & doughnuts on a cloudy, chilly day to warm us up.
After visiting with other
tourists who came to see the colors and look at the old cars,
our party headed West on Skyline Drive to our 1st
stop: Bardon Peak, looking over Morgan Park and where the old
Steel plant was and the St. Louis River bay.
Our 2nd & 3rd
stops were in Gary-New Duluth neighborhoods, then over the
Oliver Bridge, constructed in 1916 by the Interstate Transfer
Railway Co. and 1,900 feet long. The upper deck carries a single
track rail line. the lower deck carries the road into WI Hwy.
105 into Oliver, WI.
Our 4th stop on
this colorful tour led us on the Military Rd. in Wisconsin to
the Shabby Shed: 5th stop in South Superior, WI a
neat little knick-knack shop where we could stretch our legs.
we go to our 6th stop: the Allouez overhead conveyor
system is owned by BNSF Railroad that carries taconite pellets
to the ore boats at the docks, a little note: the Allouez
neighborhood was named after a Jesuit priest, Father Claude-Jean
Traveling the county and
city roads enjoying the beautiful fall colors and scenery we
leisurely headed to stop 7: the Superior Port of Entry located
on Wisconsin Point Road, by this time the sun had come out to
warm us up, the port was breath- taking.
By this time, yours truly
was getting hungry, along with other car club members we
proceeded to the Upper Deck Restaurant at the Superior Airport.
We ordered off the menu, had a leisurely lunch, good
conversation and a good time.
Thank you so much Bob &
Peggy for a beautiful, relaxing fun-filled tour.
Those who attended the Fall
Foliage Tour where as follows:
Wes Ahlberg 1955 Ford
T-Bird, Steve & Rosemarie Blaede 1941 Packard Clipper, Craig &
Brent Blaede 1951 Mack LFT truck, Paul Chilberg 1984
Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Jim Finn 1949 Oldsmobile 88, John &
Colleen Levine 1979 Hurst Oldsmobile W-30, Bob & Peggy Moerke
1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza, Kent & Debbie Oliver 1969
Hurst Oldsmobile, Linda & John Rempfer 1966 Chrysler Newport
and Carl & Jillaine Wegner 1974 Plymouth Volare.
Just a reminder, the
Arrowhead Chapter Pot luck Dinner will be at Maple Grove Estates
in Hermantown, MN Friday, November 3rd
at 6 PM .
Also, the Arrowhead Chapter
Christmas party will be December 10th , a Saturday.
Ill have more news about this at a later date.
From the 1st and
oldest chapter in the Minnesota A.A.C.A region I would like to
thank Bob & Peggy Moerke again for putting on a wonderful tour.
Have a happy Thanksgiving
and see you soon.