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Lake Co. Past: Jan. 10


Statement of Two Harbors Cemetery Association

The affairs of the Two Harbors Cemetery Association are in a very satisfactory condition, as indicated by the reports made at the annual meeting held Saturday, Jan. 10. Many important improvements were made during the year, among which might be mentioned the laying of a fine cement concrete walk along the north side of the grounds, commencing at the east line and continuing west to the main entrance, a large amount of unsightly shrubbery was removed and considerable clearing was done in the unplatted grounds.


Haugan heads First National

Andrew E. Haugan was reelected president of the First National Bank at the annual meeting of the institution held Tuesday afternoon. Thomas Owens was reelected vice president. William G. Peterson was renamed as cashier; Edward J. Nauha, assistant cashier; Cecil Smith and Esther Johnson, tellers; Marie Johnson and Jordis Flothe, bookkeepers. A most successful year is denoted in the call statement issued as of Dec. 31, in which the institution reports total assets of $1,063,785.90 and total deposits of $950,134.52.

Dad’s night at PTA

The John A. Johnson PTA will observe Dad’s Night in the school recreation room on Thursday evening, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. The theme, “Building Foundations for the Future through Health” will be discussed by Dr. R. F. Mueller of the local hospital staff. In keeping with the theme, Mrs. James’ room will present a health play.


Coal dock death is said looming

The coal dock on the shoreline of Agate Bay, which since the turn of the century has been a source of intense activity and high employment, is about to go into the scrap heap. The Duluth Iron & Metal Co. this week, was assembling acetylene torches and other equipment to raze the massive old steel structure and convert what is left into scrap metal. As far back as most living Two Harborites can remember, the coal dock has been in existence. It has undergone some changes over the years and the movement of its cars as they shuttled back and forth on the high trestle was a source of interest to natives and visitors alike over the years. The death knell for the old landmark was sounded by the first diesel horn on the oil-fueled locomotives. Before that, the use of coal as a fuel in this area had gradually diminished. Old timers who worked on the docks said that the present steel structure which rises some 90 feet above the lake, was completed in 1907 with construction beginning the previous year. Missing the old landmark besides residents of Two Harbors itself, will be lake fisherman who used the view of the structure as a navigation point.