100 years ago, 1912
The Duluth & Iron Range Railroad has received three new passenger coaches of steel construction and modern in every detail. Each car is 77 feet long, weighs 130,000 pounds, and has a capacity of 78 passengers. The interior of the cars is arranged for the convenience of the patrons of the road, their being a dressing room for the ladies and a smoking room for the men in each car.
Star theater update
Murphy Brothers, proprietors of the Star Theater, have had the interior of the show house remodeled as to accommodate about 100 more chairs adding to the seating capacity of the house. The program changes 5 times per week with Monday being the feature night. Admission: Adults 10 cents, children 5 cents except on feature nights.
75 years ago, 1937
250 little people from grades two through six will participate in an operetta production at the high school auditorium on Friday, Nov. 5. Every child who has a desire to take part in the operetta has been given a chance to do so with characterizations and interpretations of mood worked out largely by the children. An effort has been made to keep the entire production child-like and an expression of the children themselves.
Lumber firm sold
The Two Harbors Lumber Company, one of the oldest institutions in the city, became the property of Rafn, Johnson and Quist by virtue of a deal which was brought to a close Monday. The business founded by James H. Lunz and Thomas Owens in 1888 was transferred to William H. Lawrence in 1921 and later bought by the Two Harbors Lumber Company.
50 years ago, 1962
Recent critical developments in the international crisis arising from a decision by the U.S. government to “quarantine” Cuban ports against an influx of Soviet missile launching equipment has resulted in an awakening here in civil defense. Roger Pegelow, county civil defense director, states “there are no immediate plans for Lake County to practice siren alarms”. Surveys show that Lake County has adequate fallout shelter facilities available for some 3,267 persons in Two Harbors and your own basement can be the best shelter if adequately supplied.
Jotting and oops by Jim
Print errors do happen and sharing can be fun. In one story dealing with consideration of Ted Wynn of Ely for post of Minnesota director of game and fish, it was stated that one supporter stated that his support of Wynn came from “his interest in ‘conversation’ rather than ‘conservation’. In another, a Two Harbors lady shared the church program advertising a “SING-spiration” which ended up reading a “SIN-spiration”.
25 years ago,1987
A photograph first published in the News-Chronicle has been honored by being selected for the 1988 calendar published by the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission in Duluth. The photograph by Rick Meyer is of a mother loon sitting on her nest taken in June. Rick does freelance photography as well as teaches seventh and eighth grade science classes at Minnehaha Middle School and also teaches photography classes at Duluth Camera Exchange.