Lake County Past: Sept. 24From Lake County newspaper archives.
From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1910
A.W. Tait, left Wednesday for Ely, where he will start on a 300- mile canoe trip with an Indian guide through the streams from Lake Vermillion to the Canadian boundary. He is making the trip to secure photographs for the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad Company. He expects to be gone from two to four weeks.
Lost to Lake Superior Sunday as a breaker caught a yacht were Roy Sullivan and Johannes Strand, whose bodies were found on the beach about a mile from where the yacht went down, taking Ingvold Arenson with it. Two others, Edwin Sullivan and Edwin Strand, survived one of the saddest accidents that has occurred in this city for a long time.
75 years ago, 1935
John Henderson of Silver Creek last week landed an order for 10,000 gladiola bulbs from one of the Duluth florists who declares northern grown bulbs produce the finest flowers. Mr. Henderson has developed a number of new varieties from seed and this year will harvest upwards of 500,000 bulbs.
The Bauer-Louis fight brought out many anecdotes from fight fans, the best of which locally is one by Bill Hines, who drove 150 miles to see the King Tut-Petrolle fight in St. Paul. Hines was suffering a bit of discomfort from a new pair of shoes and as the bell rang for the main bout he reached over to take off one of the shoes, which was pinching. When he raised up the fight was over. At the bell, King Tut rushed to Petrolle’s corner and landed a haymaker.
50 years ago, 1960
The opening of the addition to the Minnehaha Elementary grade school is set for Oct. 4 in conjunction with the teachers reception at 7:30 p.m. The addition, which began in 1959, is now completed at the cost of $308,000 and is completely paid for, according to Supt. Ray M. Stensvad.
Hunting for treasure
Skin divers Dennis L. Dalen, Curtis Anderson and Don Franklin found the relics of the Grand Portage fur trade in a deep pool below the rapids where the 18 brass and copper kettles probably rested for one hundred and fifty years or more. After a brief exhibition at Silver Bay, the trade kettles will be turned over to the Minnesota Historical Society.
25 years ago, 1985
Eino Sandstedt finds that though there have been numerous incidents of bear sightings this summer in Two Harbors, he finds pleasure in presenting the visitors a concert on his harmonica. At first he thought they may get moody and irritated by it, but they listened intently. On six occasions he has seen a total of 12 bears but no offer of payment for services rendered.
The third annual Bay Run begins in Silver Bay Saturday morning, taking the course from Outer Drive to Lax Lake Road and into Beaver Bay for a total of five miles.
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.