Lake County Past: Sept. 9From Lake County newspaper archives.
By: News-Chronicle, Lake County News Chronicle
100 years ago, 1911
The steamer Corey of the Pittsburg Company is filled in 25 minutes at Duluth besting the previous record held by Two Harbors Docks of 39 minutes two years previous. The Corey’s performance has never been equaled on the Great Lakes in loading ore according to the marine circles and surely beats the former vogue for loading freighters and a long step from the day when ore cargoes used to be hoisted in wooden buckets made of half barrels by horsepower.
President Taft has designated Nov. 30 as Thanksgiving day. The day usually named is the Thursday nearest the 25th. This year the nearest Thursday to the 25th falls on Nov. 23rd. The president has not advised us why he chose the latter date.
Do not fail to see Warren’s alligators at the Star tonight and balance out the week. This is one of the best acts ever brought to the Star.
75 years ago, 1936
As a result of marked improvement in the forest fire situation, the division of forestry this week began its fall tree planting schedule. Approximately 10,000 seedlings – the largest number on record – will be planted during the next four weeks. Norway pine, white pine, jack pine, and white spruces are the chief species to be planted. The planting will be done by forestry service employees in cooperation with enrollees from 14 northern Minnesota CCC camps.
An additional half million tons of iron ore will be shipped from the Two Harbors docks as a result of the undiminished demand for ore at the eastern smelters which is now predicted to reach 48 million tons or the season. The shipments for the season will be the largest since 1929 when a total of 65 million tons was produced.
50 years ago, 1961
Anglers fishing Lake Superior streams are asked to be especially watchful of their catch this fall. Fisheries research personnel say that they expect some freshwater forms of the Pacific ocean humpback salmon will be caught by anglers during the months of September or October.
In September 1959 two adult spawning male salmon were caught from the Cross and Sucker rivers. The conclusion being that the salmon were off spring of the successful natural spawning of parents which had escaped from the Port Arthur fish hatchery in 1957 or 1958.
Music enthusiasts have the Two Harbors Rotary Club to thank for bringing Rubinoff and his famed Stradivarius violin to the high school auditorium. The famous violinist will appear in two concerts playing one of the most precious instruments in the world, the Romanoff-Stradivarius violin insured for $100,000.