Lake County Past: March 30From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1912
The little steamer Crescent, which has been frozen in the ice off Cross river all winter, got safely clear of the ice last Thursday and steamed down the shore to this place. The ice in the harbor was still solid when she arrived off this port and the fire tug Torrent, after a strenuous two hours’ work, bucked a passage through the ice to Dock 1. The owners and crew were fortunate in saving their boat from being crushed in the vast ice fields now on the lake.
House on Company land across from Two Harbors hospital. One acre of land, pasture for one cow, and barn room. All for $12.00 per month. Inquire Samuel Peters.
75 years ago, 1937
Leslie Bergstrom, who has traveled on every continent on earth following the show business, says he believes the meanest man on earth was in Two Harbors Sunday, and he surely would like to meet him.
“Buddy,” a white faced Boston terrier, disappeared Sunday and he has every reason to believe the dog, a very valuable one, was stolen. Mr. Bergstrom would appreciate any information which would lead to the recovery of his dog.
A test hole was cut in the ice in the harbor Saturday showing 20 inches of solid ice. Hard freezing nights have prevented the opening of the harbors. The U. S. Coast Guard Crawford, held fast to the dock, will be released over the week end by sawing a partial channel so that the ship can gain sufficient momentum to mount the ice with its bow and gradually break a channel to open water outside the breakwater.
50 years ago, 1962
Two Harbors merchants and professional men will grab brooms and wash pails as they bend to the task next week of their second annual “Clean Sweep” of the downtown area. Sweeping and washing down streets and sidewalks, window washing, and general cleanup of their buildings is a community event which includes sales by downtown merchants with hundreds of bargains available for all to enjoy.
Tales from afar
Having made a trip to Fairmont, Minn., Jim’s Jottings states the stories about the winter storms in southern Minnesota and northwest Iowa are not exaggerated. One fellow told Fritz Lundberg that the snow was so deep in the Fairmont area that telephone linemen didn’t need their spikes. They just walked along the huge snow banks, bent over and repaired the wires!
25 years ago, 1987
While getting 1,200 rugged acres of wood and water ready for a steady stream of students, Environmental Learning Center workers also are preparing for other visitors: as in loons, wood ducks, and peregrine falcons.