Lake County Past: Sept. 3From Lake County newspaper archives.
From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1910
Thos. Trelford, manager of the forthcoming book, “Two Harbors in 1910,” has spent a considerable amount of time in Duluth the past two weeks. The copy is now in the hands of the printer at Duluth and the book is expected to be out about the 20th of this month.
Albert Anderson, formerly a stenographer in Mr. Farmer’s office at the shops, is taking a course in air, and is prepared to give lessons in filling bicycle tires.
75 years ago, 1935
Nearly six-thousand persons stood breathlessly Saturday night at the Lake County Fair while Secretary R. D. Thias and a committee of three awaited the outcome of a drawing of the lucky number awarding a new 1935 Plymouth sedan as the attendance prize. Mrs. Charles Wistrom of Ninth Avenue was the lucky winner.
Two Harbors city schools, with a total of 1,149 on the first day of school, had a gain in enrollment of 11, with a gain of 31 in the elementary schools and a loss of 20 in the junior and senior classes in the high school.
Off to the fair
4-H Club winners at the Lake County Fair are headed to the Minnesota State Fair. Exhibiting there will be Mabel Wicklund and her two-year old Guernsey, Joseph Libal and his yearling Guernsey, Mabel Wicklund for breadmaking, and Florence Peterson for canning.
50 years ago, 1960
Sgt. T.G. O’Hehir of the Duluth police department crime prevention bureau charged that much of today’s juvenile delinquency is caused by parental neglect. The Duluth detective spoke to the Rotary Club Tuesday, displaying an array of weapons that had been taken from youngsters: straight-edged razors, zip guns, blackjacks, knuckles, chains, and knives.
August W. Haugan, Jr. will teach social studies and work in the guidance department of the Kelley high school. Lyle Northey will teach English in the Two Harbors High School.
25 years ago, 1985
A Transport, Inc. tanker filled with about 10,000 gallons of gasoline went off the right side of Highway 61, sheared off about 100 feet of guard rail and posts, and turned onto its left side, spilling an estimated 2,000-3,000 gallons onto the roadway on Saturday morning. Somehow the driver escaped from the cat as it began to crush in on him.
Ruth and Ted Wahlberg of rural Two Harbors had difficulty falling asleep Friday so a cup of hot chocolate and toast were made in the hopes that it would help. The smell of hot chocolate and toast was must have caught the fancy of a mama bear and her cubs because the very large sow pulled the screen loose in the bedroom window and stuck her head through. The spontaneous screams and hollers of both Wahlbergs were not quite enough to discourage their visitor, but the banging of the pots and pans they grabbed finally did.
Want more history? The Lake County Historical Society is a good place to start. It’s at the Depot in Two Harbors, 834-4898 or visit lakecountyhistoricalsociety.org. There’s also the Bay Area Historical Society in Silver Bay, 226-4534; the Finland Minnesota Historical Society, 353-7380 or 353-7550; and the Historical Committee of the Isabella Community Council, 323-7644.