Lake Co. Past: April 5From Lake County newspaper archives.
Just as we thought our nice spring weather had come to stay and the snow had about all disappeared, yesterday along comes a bad northeaster with rain and snow. There are several inches of snow and slush on the ground. Trout fishing season begins on the 15th, but with the streams frozen to the bottom there will be no fishing for some time to come.
IS NOT ENTERED IN A BEAUTY CONTEST
The town’s jester happened to be in the Chronicle office yesterday when Tony Soderstrom called for his election posters. “That fellow looks more like a gangster than a sheriff” said Mr. Jester. “Well, this is no beauty contest”, said Tony. The jester was a good sport for he came back with: “If you are as quick on the draw as you are at repartee, you should make a good sheriff.”
BUTTON SALE TOAL $983, 1/3 OF QUOTA
The total of $983, roughly one third of the quota desired to finance preliminary activities to bring new industries to Two Harbors was raised in a city wide sales canvass last Friday. Of this total, $283 was raised in a house to house canvass by junior and senior high school students and the other $700 in the business district and at the two local banks. The focus of the Two Harbors Civic Association is to encourage growth and business in our area with discussions on city entrance signs, attitudes of the people toward the community, things that may be accomplished through ARA, and the “deplorable” condition of the city streets.
REMEMBER THE “TAYSTEE BREAD MAN” DELIVERIES?
Gordon MacDougall had delivered Taystee Bread from Duluth along the shore since 1952. Making 12 stops in Two Harbors, things have changed since his first run. How about National Tea grocery store in downtown; Hymie had his “Peoples Market”; Reuben Lingren had is store, Hessens grocery was the place to stop on Tenth Avenue and Engstrom’s Grocery was in the Oddfellows Building and Dean Jordan’s was across the street. Not only has Gordon seen some changes but the shoppers in Two Harbors will as well when Gordon retires and someone else brings that Taystee truck to Two Harbors and beyond.
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).