Lake Co. Past: August 23From Lake County newspaper archives.
LOCAL FAMILIES MOTOR TO
S.S. Irwin and family, F.E. Evans and family, and A.E. Haugan and family went to Superior Wis., in their autos Sunday. They report the roads in good condition with the exception of a few short stretches, particularly the new road west of the city. The road from the overhead bridge to Knife River is the best it has ever been.
SHRINERS’ PICNIC GREAT SUCCESS
The Shriners’ picnic held at Lakeview Park, this city, last Thursday, was an unqualified success in every way. Several hundred Shriners, with their family and friends, arrived on a special train from Duluth. The arrival of the train was a signal for the blowing of whistles of all the boats in the harbor, demonstrating to the visitors that their welcome was assured. The Two Harbors Marine Band was at the station to greet the guests of the day.
STORES CLOSED ON MONDAY
All stores will be closed in Two Harbors Monday, August 22, for the annual holiday of the retail clerks of the city. No formal program has been arranged and the holiday will be enjoyed on a go-as-you-may basis.
OPENS RESORT NEAR GOOSEBERRY
R.E. Evans, who got a late start in the construction of his resort two and a half miles east of Gooseberry Falls State Park, has announced the grand opening of his place for Saturday night. There will be dancing, entertainment and free beverages. Mr. Evans has his main lodge completed and will erect a number of cabins before the opening of the next tourist season.
BOY SURVIVES FALL
Charles Oling, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Oling, fell from a 10 —foot rock ledge on the waterfront of Pork City Hill last Thursday afternoon neck deep into the waters of Lake Superior and was finally extricated after about two hours by the combine efforts of his two young companions, workers at the railroad power plant, the ambulance squad and the U.S. Coast Guard. The boy stumbled on a rock as he and two companions, his brother, Lee, 10 and Larry Karsten, 10, were taking one of their hikes.
MISSING ONE FLATCAR
FROM HISTORY DISPLAY
An unforeseen climax to the Krazee Days celebration in Two Harbors came during the early morning hours of Saturday when someone absconded with an ancient flat car that forms part of a display at the foot of Sixth Street. It was the second time it had been “lifted” from its resting spot. That time it was found on the spur track east of the coal docks.
BENNA FORD SOFTBALL
TEAM GOES TO STATE
The Benna Ford women’s softball team will be going to the state class C softball tournament this coming weekend in Crookston Minn., after taking District 7 runner-up honors at the district tournament held in Mora this past weekend. Twenty-five teams competed at districts where they played in downpour rain on Saturday and a very hot sunny day Sunday.
STORMS FLOOD BASEMENTS
When it rains, it pours. And when it rained long and hard in Two Harbors on Friday night and Saturday morning, calls poured in to City officials from people watching the water rise in their basements. About four inches of rain fell in town during the night, making it the third heaviest amount of rain to come down so quickly in about 10 years.