Lake Co. past: April 13From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1912
M.H. Brickley, resident manager of the D. & I. R. Telephone Co., has informed area residents of the new party line time limit established by this company. The rules limit single conversations on party lines of all subscribers to five minutes for ordinary business or social transactions by telephone. The enforcement of this new rule of course relies on the cooperation of subscribers for best results.
Muzzle that beast
Axel Lindgren, proprietor of the Famers Home saloon on First Avenue, has a fine specimen of a wolf mounted in one of his windows. The animal looks quite ferocious and very lifelike and some of Axels’ friends thinking there was some danger of it being shot up, put a muzzle on the beast. Axel discovered the joke after it got considerable attention and removed the muzzle stating there was no danger of anyone or anything getting more than half shot at his place.
75 years ago, 1937
Captain Henry Fox has spent the last 50 years behind the wheel of various ships, 30 on the Edna G. With retirement he will never again be able to say “port”, “fore”, or “aft” when shouting orders for the maneuvers of the ship from the wheel. The wheel has been replaced by a “stick” on the bridge of the ship. The steering gear will simplify the operation of steering the ship with movement from the left or the right, directing the ship with the movement, but Captain Fox feels it makes the captain “look like a head sawer in a lumber mill directing the carriage back and forth before the saw.”
Try the Coolerator
Welch’s hardware has obtained the franchise for the Coolerator, a Duluth product, which is revolutionizing home refrigeration. The Coolerator is a sublime concept of the old “ice box” which has ventilating features unknown to its electrical rival.
50 years ago, 1962
The Marble Cooperative Electric Association voted at a recent special meeting to integrate its system with the facilities of the Cooperative Light and Power Association of Lake County. The group was formed back in 1924 by a group living west of Two Harbors.
Welcome back, Ray
The familiar writings and face of Ray L. Anderson has returned to Two Harbors Chronicle after almost five years of separation. His Crow’s Nest column recently was given first honorable mention among three awards for the Spencer Iowa Daily for Iowa master columnist where he has written.
25 years ago, 1987
Statewide gas prices are up five cents a gallon since the last holiday fuel survey according to the American Automobile Association. Northern Minnesota average self-service prices are: regular, $0.95; unleaded, $0.98; and premium unleaded, $1.11.
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