Lake Co. Past: March 22From Lake County newspaper archives.
PURITY WATER COMPANY
A new industry has been stared here, that of delivering spring water for drinking purposes to our citizens. The company is called “The Purity Water Co.”. The water is secured from a fine spring west of the city and is delivered daily in gallon jugs at the very reasonable price of 5 cents per gallon. Orders for the water can be left at phone 95.
12 INCHES OF ICE IN LOCAL HARBOR
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Diligence pushed its way out of the harbor yesterday morning through twelve inches of ice, to make certain of its ability to answer any emergency call which might be made. The lake is now open to Castle Danger, where huge pieces of ice have been shoved up onto the reef. The ship had no difficulty opening the channel.
MARBLE TOURNEY FOR CHILDREN
A marble tournament under the direction of the WPA recreational leaders has been scheduled for April 9. Inter-town games are to be held Saturday until that date. The Two Harbors Chronicle is donating the prize to the winner. The tournament is open to children of the city.
VOTE TOTAL IS 1,838 IN STORM
Voters in Two Harbors, 1,838 strong despite a blizzardly election day, have cast their votes. David Battaglia defeated Iver Amundsen to lead the new administration for the coming two years. The total vote cast in the election this year was 1,838 which compares with 1,732 cast in 1961; 1,667 in 1959; 1,569 in 1957 and 2,015 in 1955. This was the first city election under the redistricting plan set up last summer by the city council.
The largest of the bells to hang in the tower of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church – the one cast in 1891 – hung in waiting to be guided through the notch in the new bell tower. Unfortunately it was found to be three-eighths inch too large and had to be lowered so a couple of bolts could be removed. By Friday, all three bells were in place in the tower waiting for the date to be set for their musical debut.
Want more history? The Lake County Historical Society is a good place to start. It’s at the Depot in Two Harbors, 834-4898 or visit lakecounty
historicalsociety.org. There’s also the Bay Area Historical Society in Silver Bay (226-4534), the Finland Historical Society (353-7380 or 353-7550), and the Historical Committee of the Isabella Community Council (323-7644).