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Lake County Past: Two Harbors girl becomes war bride

June 6, 1918

Two Harbors girl becomes war bride

A very pretty wedding took place last Saturday afternoon, June 2, 1918, when Miss Ella Johane Olsen became the bride of C. Albert Ohlund at the home of her mother, Mrs. Nicholas Olsen, 814 Eighth Avenue, at 3 p.m. with Rev. K.P. Carlson, pastor of the Norwegian Lutheran Church, performing the ceremony.

The bride was gowned in a white georgette crepe dress and carried a corsage bouquet of pink brides' roses. The groom was garbed in his Navy uniform. Mrs. Fred Ohlund played Lohengrin's wedding march. Mrs. Sture Magnusson, sister of the bride, and her husband were the attendants. Mrs. Magnusson was gowned in a seafoam satin dress.

The house was very prettily decorated in pink and white roses and carnations. Lunch was served immediately after the ceremony to which only the relatives of the bride and groom were present.

Mr. and Mrs. Ohlund are very well-known here, having been born and raised in this city and receiving their education here. Mrs. Ohlund is a member of the 1912 graduating class of the Two Harbors High School, and is also a graduate of the Duluth Normal School. For the past three years, she has been teaching school near Two Harbors. After the wedding, the happy couple were taken to Duluth in Emil Nelson's car, after which they left for Waukegan, Ill., where they will be at home temporarily, Mr. Ohlund waiting to enter active service on one of the battleships.

Mr. and Mrs. Ohlund were the recipients of many beautiful gifts.

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ohlund wish to extend their heartiest congratulations to them and wish them a long and happy married life.

June 10, 1943

Will open cannery if interest is shown

There is a possibility of a community cannery to be located in Two Harbors if the demand for the cannery makes it worthwhile. This cannery would be sponsored by the federal government through the Lake County School District with C.E. Campton, superintendent of schools, in charge. The cannery would be organized and supervised by William House, vocational agriculture instructor for the Lake County schools.

Canning would be done at the cannery instead of in the homes. The government would furnish the building and equipment, such as containers, steam retorts, fuel, etc., and a supervisor to help in canning. The person canning would furnish his own produce, and could be done either in cans or glass jars and there would be no charge for the canning. The person would furnish his own glass jars or could buy cans from the cannery at a low price.

Anyone in the community interested in this project are requested to contact Mr. House immediately. It is imperative that this be done at once if the cannery is to be set up by the time canning season is at hand.