Lake County Past: April 22From Lake County newspaper archives.
From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1911
The Barley & Bailum’s Big Consolidated Indoor Circus and side shows will arrive in Two Harbors on Friday. Taking five trains to carry the traveling city, it arrives with the dawn, dazzles the eye with its glittering pageant, displays its thousand wonders and then vanishes in the night with the fascinating, and mysterious speed of a comet. Mr. Watson, general manager of the great aggregation of wonders, has secured a number of leading features from Mr. John Ringling for this occasion.
No more green tea
The National Tea Board, branch of the pure food commission, has decided that green tea cannot in the future pass the custom office. Tea that is green is green only because it is colored with a copper powder for preservative purposes. Tea at the pleasant afternoon functions will now be black tea, which is cured by being left out in the sun or yellow or straw colored, the color of green picked tea when dried and devoid of any “embalming.”
75 years ago, 1936
109 of the 176 old age pension applications have been approved by the county board and checks were mailed out for April. The average for the first 84 approved will be about $20 a month.
Off to Isle Royale
Fishermen will gain three weeks of trout fishing through accommodations of Captain Egeland. Without the protection of the cutter it would have been a dangerous trip for the little craft. Generally fisherman have to depend on the Winyah which is ice bound in the Duluth harbor until the west winds blow the ice out into the lake. The Crawford will put in at Grand Marais and pick up several fishermen there who are going to the island.
50 years ago, 1961
Roger Pegelow, Lake County Civil Defense director, today issued the following statement in regard to survival in case of nuclear attack: “Of course, there is little chance of survival of a direct hit by a nuclear device, but science has found lately there is a very good chance of survival from fall-out if proper precautions are taken. The attitude of an ostrich, that of hiding its head in the ground and waiting for the inevitable, is not the proper survival technique of thinking Americans.”
25 years ago, 1986
After a year’s hiatus, the “Melodrama in the Park” is back. Every Friday evening in July the Two Harbors Family Theatre will present a melodrama at Owens Park bandshell.
1. Don’t be embarrassed on the course because you have not played before. 2. Don’t bet with ailing golfers or others you don’t know. 3. Check yourself for an ailment (ie: gimpy leg, bursitis or bandaged thumb), or 4. Don’t pay for lessons, take free advice found on the course.
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).