Category Archives: Matters of History

On The Hillside This Afternoon

When I took my walk through the cemetery today, I saw that even though the snow was less than 24 hours old, someone had already brushed it from the grave of a war hero. I won’t even mention which hero. … Continue reading

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And In The News, December 20

According to Sherman Alexie, some days it’s a good day to die and some days it’s a good day for breakfast at Denny’s. According to Ranger Bob, a gorgeous day like today is perfect for walking each dog several times. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 29

Remember the Herring King? Remember brave Captain Goldish? Well, about that… Sand Island Light Station, November 29, 1917 SW gale & Cloudy warm. The Gasoline Boat Herring King took fire at 2:30 p. m. after leaving East Bay, her load … Continue reading

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And In The News, November 24

Bayfield County Press, Nov. 24, 1900 According to Washburn Times the number of smallpox cases in Washburn have been greatly exaggerated. Instead of there being nearly 200 cases, as has been reported, the Times says there are only 22 cases, … Continue reading

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And In The News, October 15

Bayfield County Press, October 15, 1898 A small schooner, bound for Duluth from down the lakes, ran ashore on the south end of Madeline Island, near Soldier’s Rock, Sunday night at nine o’clock.  She is light and lies in about … Continue reading

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And In The News, October 13

Bayfield County Press, October 13, 1883 Friday, October 12th will ever remain a memorable day to the citizens of the “Harbor City,” that being the date of the completion of (its) iron pathway to the outer world. On the morning … Continue reading

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And In The News, October 7

Washburn Times, October 7, 1920 The Coal Situation The end of navigation is but two months away and up to the present time there is not a pound of anthracite coal on the docks of the Northwestern Fuel Company in … Continue reading

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And In The News, September 30 – Special Bulletin

Washburn Times, September 30, 1926 Trapped Miners Found Safe After Five Days After being trapped in the Pabst mine at Ironwood for five days, 43 miners were rescued late Wednesday afternoon when workmen succeeded in removing the dirt and rock … Continue reading

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And In The News, September 25

There is no doubt in my mind that Hermit Island has more cock-and-bull stories associated with it than any other island of the Apostles chain. I suspect that nineteenth century yarn-spinners were embellishing the Hermit’s story before his body was … Continue reading

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And In The News, September 14

Early stirrings of environmental awareness: Bayfield County Press, September 14,  1928 Braun Shoots Eagle About 2 o’clock Tuesday while delivering groceries out the Red Cliff road Fritz Braun was hailed by Mrs. Frazier who told him a large eagle was … Continue reading

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And In The News, September 10

Bayfield County Press, September 10, 1936 Ole Hanson Drops Out Of Boat Race Handicapped by conditions to which he could not adjust himself, caused the retirement of Ole Hanson, Bayfield’s veteran oarsman, after 45 minutes of rowing in the rowboat … Continue reading

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And In The News, September 4

Bayfield County Press, September 4, 1908 City of Washburn narrowly escaped destruction on Thursday morning Six houses totally destroyed Fire started in “Slabtown” in east end — The Ashland Fire Department lent aid A fire, which for a time threatened … Continue reading

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