Lake County Past: Feb. 11From Lake County newspaper archives.
From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1911
Minnehaha school on Fourth Avenue is rapidly reaching the stage of completion. By the end of the week the wiring for lights, clocks, telephones, and power plants will be finished. Lathing will be about completed and plastering will begin. When opened, fourteen rooms will be utilized at once and, at the opening in September, every room will be filled.
The championship of the Eighth Congressional District lies between Pine City and Two Harbors high schools. Representing Two Harbors are: Edwin Strand, Carl Olson, and LeRoy Pegelow. General admission to the debate is 25 cents.
75 years ago, 1936
A record blizzard hit Arrowhead country Saturday with a gale of 40 mph winds leaving streets piled with snow banks of 10 feet at some intersections and many roads left impassible. The storm was so fierce that visibility was not more than fifty feet. Mayor M. H. Brickley is appealing to the drivers of all vehicles in the city to use extreme caution, particularly in driving out of alleys, and urged parents to remind children of the special danger lurking at all places where vision is obscured.
Phone lines jammed
Manager M. H. Brickley of the Two Harbors telephone system says the local exchange experienced the heaviest load Saturday it has carried since the switchboard was installed. Unable to leave their homes, a great many people turned to the phone to visit and exchange views regarding the storm.
Tommy Murphy of Two Harbors will continue on to the Golden Glove boxing tournament in Chicago following his wins at the diamond belt tournament in his class and the Golden Glove tournament in Minneapolis.
50 years ago, 1961
Two Harbors will play host to one of the country’s top jazz groups when
Doc Evans and his orchestra appear for full-length concert at the high school under the auspices of the Winter Frolic. Featured will be Dick Pendleton, Frank Gillis, and Don Thompson.
25 years ago, 1986
Board members have expressed confidence that most of the offices in the courthouse will find a method of scheduling work so the public has access at the courthouse during the lunch hour as has been recommended recently.
John McGregor has a display of a dozen sets of whitetail antlers adorning the area over his garage door. The sport of the hunt and the memories and re-acquaintance with the territory of his youth make all the autumn days represented by those antlers worthwhile.
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 Historical Society (353-7380 or 353-7550), and the Historical Committee of the Isabella Community Council (323-7644).