Lake County Past: Nov. 5From Lake County newspaper archives.
From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1910
Gov. Eberhart gets the large majority; John Kinsella elected county attorney; Hillman elected representative. There was little change in the party lines: Democrats gained one in the senate and there is one Populist and one Prohibitionist. There will be 25 Democrats in the house, a gain of three.
It is reported that Bob Monnilaws has been lost in the woods near Skibo where he went hunting for big game. All D&IR engines have been ordered to whistle as they pass that point.
75 years ago, 1935
The first real bit of winter weather hit the North Shore Friday when nearly ten inches of snow fell at points above Beaver Bay with a northeaster blowing during the night. Fishermen lost nets, damage was done to sigh docks and houses and with snow followed by sleet and rain, numerous cars skidded into the ditch on Saturday.
Theatre program a hit
The amateur program presented at the State Theatre on Thursday was very interesting and entertaining. Each contestant did his part in a very creditable manner and was enthusiastically received by the audience. There were 6 acts. First place prize of $5 was taken by Ilo Sande; second place tap dance by Daura Furlong, $3. Mr. John Nolander acted as master of ceremonies.
50 years ago, 1960
Lake Countians streamed to the polls in record numbers Tuesday to follow the national election pattern for the first time since 1948. County voters favored DFL candidates throughout but gave Gov. Orville Freeman and Sen. John F. Kennedy far fewer votes than the rest of the ticket. In all of the last three elections, Lake County voters had favored the Democratic presidential candidates. The official count compiled by the Chronicle and Times showed a record vote of 6,204 compared to 4,651 in 1952 and 3,731 in 1948.
The Croke home at 225 Fifth Street is to become a new boarding home with plans to house and board at least 17 people the first of January. Funds for the home were raised through cookie sales, a pie social, and a booth fair.
25 years ago, 1985
Manuel Suarez, from Trinadad, Bolivia, says he gets his ideas across with the help of a Spanish/English dictionary and his American family, the Tony Radosevich family of Two Harbors. He plans to study sociology.
Nov. 25, 1925, almost 60 years to the day of this annual meeting, Mr. Thomas Owens, Superintendent of the M&IR called a meeting for the purpose of organizing the Lake County Historical Society. The theme of this year’s anniversary annual meeting will be the dining car, with a display of a collection of railroad dining car china and silver presented by Mrs. Marilyn Persch.
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.