Lake Co. Past: April 6From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1912
The “Potato Special” of the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad company and the Duluth Missabe & Northern Railway is invading the cities of the Missabe and Vermillion ranges this week. Having come to Two Harbors, it was well advertised by a large number of people who visited the cars and heard the lecture given by experts in agricultural lines with information about seed potatoes for our area.
Get rid of the blues
Things never look bright to one with “the blues.” Ten to one the trouble is a sluggish liver, filling the system with bilious poison that Dr. King’s New Life Pills would expel. Try them. Let the joy of better feelings end the “blues.” Best for stomach, liver, and kidneys. 25 cents. Charles F. Falk
75 years ago, 1937
The Duluth, Missabe & Northern, for the first time since 1929, will hire brakemen and firemen for service out of Two Harbors. Applications are being received and it is understood that a high school diploma will be one of the qualifications. Promotion of brakemen and firemen from the present force will in all probability provide a place in the train service for new men.
Nine million ton season
The first ore train of a shipping season set at nine million tons for Two Harbors was brought in by a train crew consisting of Claude Mills, engineer; Louis Amundsen, fireman; Harry Symons, conductor; and Clarence Dawson and Henry Schasse, brakeman, from the Leonidas mine.
50 years ago, 1962
Ray L. Anderson, popular former Two Harbors newsman and columnist for this city, will return on April 16 as editor, according to the publisher, Jim Campbell. Associated with the newspaper for five years prior to leaving here in 1957, he will fill the vacancy that has existed since Jack Bishop resigned as editor to accept a position in Connecticut. Many of you may recall his “Crow’s Nest” column which he will also renew.
Stubborn four pin
Arnold LeClair drew the attention of everyone as the strikes mounted at the Harbor Lanes. After 11 straight strikes, LeClair had another pocket hit on his final ball but the four pin refused to fall and the Two Harbors kegler wound up with 299, making that the second highest score ever bowled here. According to LeClair, “I just wanted to get the ball down the middle and I was scared to death that I’d throw it in the gutter.”
25 years ago, 1987
The locks are open, the harbor free of frozen obstacles. The Fred R. White spent a little longer in Agate Bay than planned however. The White waited 17 hours while dock workers struggled to free frozen pellets.