Lake Co. Past: Oct. 26From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1912
Under the able instructing of Miss Henry, the pupils of the high school are making excellent progress in penmanship. A fifteen minute period for three days weekly is devoted to writing and daily papers are handed in. The students are making earnest efforts to attain a high standard of proficiency.
Foremen take over road
The second annual tour of the main lines of the Duluth & Iron Range railroad took place on Saturday when about forty-five section and extra gang foremen started out from Duluth on a special train at 6:45 a.m. The object is that as they pass over different sections, the roadmaster calls attention to improvements possible to be made in their work of maintaining the track, and at the same time congratulate them on their accomplishments. This promotes a mutual feeling between employer and employee which is bound to bring about the best of results.
75 years ago, 1937
Returning to his old homeland, Dr. Burns, though not so vociferous as most Californians, has already become a booster for the land of earthquakes and winter rains. Being ribbed for leaving a country where the thermometer registered at 60 at six o’clock in the evening, he states he has welts on his legs as large as oranges where he has been bitten by fleas and has quickly learned that California has ants as well as sunshine.
The U.S. Coast Guard Diligence plowed into the harbor Monday noon after an absence of six weeks, during which time the crew participated in target practice and rowing contests while the ship was laid up in drydocks having the hull insulated for cold weather. On the return the ship was contacted by radio and detailed to Isle Royale to pick up members of the CCC camp there who were poisoned and took them to the hospital at Houghton.
50 years ago, 1962
There were plenty of sidewalk superintendents on hand on Saturday when workmen removed the marble pillars from the front of the Commercial State Bank building as part of a complete remodeling project. The plans call for lowering the interior ceiling, a complete redecoration and new lighting effects as well as the exterior remodel. Business does continue during the remodeling and bank officials ask for the cooperation of patrons during this construction period.
Rail service retirements
Four veteran employees of the DM&IR railroad at Two Harbors will retire effective Nov. 1. The quartet includes S. R. (Sig) Johnson, 46 years of service; Carl Freeberg, 40 years; William Maher, 36 years; and Robert McGregor, 40 years. Their careers have actually ended but they will be on vacation until the Nov. 1 retirement date.
25 years ago, 1987
October 29 will see the festive grand opening of the new Superior Shores Lodge with prizes and give-aways, entertainment and good food. From Oct. 29 – Nov. 7 you can turn back the clock and go back in time at the Two Harbors 50s & 60s night. Dig out your poodle skirts, bobby socks and Brylcreem while you dance to the sound of Hot Rod Chevy Kevy.
Fire slows down business
Quick response from the Two Harbors Volunteer Fire Department kept a fire at Midwest Timber from getting out of hand on Wednesday. The fire damaged one of the lumber mill’s two dry kiln buildings and was the second fire Midwest Timber has had this year. The first was caused by burning ash blowing into the back building.