100 years ago, 1912
On Monday of this week occurred one of the most disastrous fires recorded in the history of our city, not entirely from the viewpoint of property loss although that was large but due to the loss of a human life. The Clifton Hotel, an old landmark of the city, was totally destroyed and with its destruction is recorded in the death of Miss Amy Anderson, a domestic of the hotel.
Mail handling changes
On Jan. 1, all North Shore mail, which has heretofore been handled at the local post office, was discontinued and is now being handled at Duluth and Knife River. The transfer being made owing to the heavy mail received here and the shortage of help in handling same. Fifteen sacks of mail were received and sent out three times a week during the holidays for distribution.
75 years ago, 1937
The U. S. Civil Service Commission has announced an examination for a substitute clerk-carrier for the post office at a salary of sixty-four cents per hour at Two Harbors. Information and applications are available at the Post Office.
Remember the Nash?
The new Nash LaFayette 400 is a big 117-inch wheelbase car, much bigger and much more luxurious than any of “all three” small cars. The Nash Ambassador Six is a big 121-inch wheelbase car and the Nash Ambassador Eight is 125-inch wheelbase. Automatic Cruising Gear available on all Nash cars at slight extra cost.
50 years ago, 1962
Harold Jensen, daily commuter from Duluth, feels the entire town of Two Harbors should be involved in developing tourism. Stating “everyone has to foster the same common goal, for there’s so much that can be done to entice the traveler” including enhancing the Lighthouse and downtown areas with picnic tables for the tourists to linger.
Mayor Amundsen shared a letter from R. J. McLane, jail consultant, Department of Corrections of the State of Minnesota stating that “ in the very near future, positive action must be taken by your city to provide another facility for the confinement of prisoners” due to the condition of the building and space available to those in need of confinement.
25 years ago, 1987
Even when the race is over, it’s not really over. Long after the leaders had crossed the finish line, some serious racing was continuing and volunteers remained in place for the rest of the pack. Myron Angstman of Bethel, Alaska charged his team to a win in a record 63 hours, 9 minutes and 36 seconds, more than two hours faster than last year’s record. Joe Garnie of Teller, AK was second, about 13 minutes off Angstman’s pace.