LAKE COUNTY PASTFrom Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1911
Sixty cars of Kellogg ore were dumped into pockets on Dock No. 1 and loaded into the steamer Calumet, which has the distinction of being the first to load at the new steel and concrete dock. This work was done for the purpose of testing the working facilities of the new dock, particularly the electric hoists which operate the ore chutes and the doors. The results were very satisfactory, the hoists working well, and the ore ran smoothly through the chutes.
The D. & I.R. stockyards located on the railroad tracks at the west end of Fifth Avenue have been moved to the rear end of the lots on South avenue. The change was made upon the complaint of citizens.
75 years ago, 1936
“Peg” Perrington, one of the first conductors in the Duluth & Iron Range railroad, visited from San Francisco, where he is still engaged in railroad service. Unlike most Californians, he expressed a desire to come back to Two Harbors and live and declared it the finest little city he has seen on his trip.
The Two Harbors Milk Dealers’ Association has adopted a new retail price schedule with prices raised 10 percent on milk and 5 percent on cream. On the new price schedule, one quart of milk will sell for 11 cents. The cost increase is necessary due the exceedingly high cost of feed and shortage of feed.
50 years ago, 1961
Could it be a submarine seen by local residents? A mysterious cigar-shaped object spotted floating over a mile from land by shore residents which appeared to be about the size of an ore-carrier and appeared and disappeared on the surface of the lake, traveled in an easterly direction at about the speed of an average car on a highway was reported to Lake County Sheriff Roland S. Falk. A U.S. Coast Guard boat and an Air Force helicopter were sent out for a close check on the identity of the object, which turned out to be just a log in the lake. But oh, what it seemed to be!
A free course in “What You Should Know to Survive an Enemy Attack or National Disaster” is being offered by the Two Harbors High School according to Supt. Ray Stensvad. The course is offered in cooperation with the Department of Civil Defense, runs for 12 hours, provides free textbooks, requires no homework, no tests, and no fees. For more information, call the principal’s office at 380-R.
25 years ago, 1986
Ruth Wahlberg, Two Harbors, was one of 10 winners of a jingle writing contest on the use of seat belts modeled after the old Burma Shave roadside signs. Her entry: “Winter driving, slipping, sliding, nerves are edgy when we’re riding. Buckle Up.”