Lake County Past: Dec. 17From Lake County newspaper archives.
From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1910
United States Steel corporation shows support to secure appropriation from the government to erect a federal building in Two Harbors to house a post office, a customs office, and to include in the building a reading room and library for the lake sailors while in port. The Pittsburg Steamship company has already signified a willingness to help us secure an appropriation and the matter will again be brought to the attention of the officials of that company.
Per quart, 8 cents. Per gallon 30 cents, if you bring the pail.
“Finnegan’s Hill” is the most popular place in the city for the kiddies these days and evenings.
75 years ago, 1935
As has been custom for several years, the State Theatre managers will again play Santa Claus to the community on Saturday when it will hold an open house. A double feature will include “Dude Ranger” with George O’Brien, “It’s a Gift” with W. C. Fields, and a Betty Boop cartoon. A cordial invitation to the entire community is herewith extended by Managers Wright and Christensen.
No one can tell what they can do until they try and the effort of Robert Jones, who decorated the window at the Sonju Motor Co. showroom, received much favorable comment during the week. It was Robert’s first artistic effort and the display is most credible.
50 years ago, 1960
U.S. Forest Service personnel of the Two Harbors ranger district are now occupying the new headquarters on 16th Avenue and State Road 2. Ranger Joe App and Assistant Eino Koski are using the new office building with tentative plans for an open house in the spring. Equipment for firefighting and for fire caches have been moved into the new warehouse.
I am three years old and have been a good girl. Please bring me a doll and a ring and please bring something for Sandra and Penny. Suzanne
I suppose you are busy but I hope you can take time to read my letter. I would like a dancing doll to dance with, dishes, book of Bible stories, a Coca Cola set and Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head. Julie
I am three years old and would like a dolly with some clothes, some nice dishes and a mailbox as my Dad hasn’t got ours up yet. Also I would like a big fat bone for my pal. Machelle
Please bring me and my brothers and sister a Mexican Chau-wa wau puppy. We have been good most of the time and we will take very good care of it. Jane
25 years ago, 1985
Lake County approved sale of $1.1 million worth of tax increment bonds for the development of a motel and convention center at Flood Bay. The money will be held by the county in interest-bearing accounts until the facility is completed.