Lake County Past: Dec. 3From Lake County newspaper archives.
From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1910
Ten years ago Lake County was the second county from the bottom in matter of population.
Now we are six removed from the wrong end.
Winter mail delivery
John Moline, driver for Beckman Bros. of their express and dray, will begin the winter delivery of mail between this city and Grand Marais on Dec. 1. In the summer months the mail is delivered by boat. A stage line for the accommodation of passengers to the North Shore city will also be run in connection with the mail carrying business.
75 years ago, 1935
Honored for serving 46 years of service on the DM&N, John Griffin was the guest of honor at a banquet where he was recognized as a man of “clear record from a standpoint of personal injuries, damage to property and equipment and even the item of broken knuckles and drawbears were exceptionally infrequent.” He recently retired as an engineer and was given a beautiful traveling bag for his service.
Feed the deer
Plans were formulated at a meeting of the Lake County Conservation League for the feeding of deer and game birds during the winter months. Feed for pheasants and prairie chickens will be provide under the direction of Game Warden Walter Grudnosky. Action was also taken to support a new experiment which will be carried out at Finland where camp 721 has constructed a number of rearing ponds for the propagation of brook trout.
50 years ago, 1960
Heavy winds and snow has kept Lake County residents busy digging out the forepart of the week with most roads open but Highway 61 was reportedly still slippery. Electrical service was interrupted along the North Shore by fallen trees along with telephone service in some rural homes. A two-room house belonging to Mrs. Hannah Torgeson at Knife River had to be moved to higher ground to prevent it from being washed into the lake.
Buy your Yule cards early; address family cards listing the entire family, father first, then mother and children in order of birth; use postal zone numbers for large cities; Christmas cards deserve first class postage in a sealed envelope with first class 4-cent stamps.
Give Appliances for all the family to enjoy.
All kids want step master boots with a roomy toe and flat heel. Western Boots are a “must” for TV cowboys and cowgirls
For Dad: New Motorola 23-inch wireless remote TVs (he will never have to leave the easy chair to turn TV on-off, change channels, or adjust volume).
Jottings by Jim Campbell
Today’s 20-page issue we feel is one of our best efforts and we are particularly proud to be able to publish our Christmas Shopping Section on green paper. We hope that it gives the paper a kind of “Christmasy Look” and that you enjoy this splash of color. The experts say that it’s easier on the eyes.
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.