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On this date in Northern Wisconsin History

In The News, August 12

Washburn Times, August 12, 1920 Another Farm Wife Commits Suicide Moquah woman hangs self Friday. Body discovered in barn on home place. Children sent down by mother and father returning from work finds body in barn. Mrs. Frank Zacek , … Continue reading

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In The News, August 8

Bayfield Press, August 8, 1938 Berry harvest is started on Presque Isle Indians engaged in annual work at Bayfield The blueberry harvest on Presque Isle, one of the Apostle Islands group, is just beginning and each day colorful groups of … Continue reading

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In The News, August 7

In Congress, August 7, 1789 An Act for the Establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all … Continue reading

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In The News, August 6

Bayfield County Press, August 6, 1909 Party of Madeline Island Pleasure Seekers Had a Narrow Escape Engine in Boat Stops During Heavy Sea — Party Barely Escapes Drowning While returning from an outing at Little Carp River a party of … Continue reading

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In The News, August 5

Bayfield Woman To Stick By Her Husband Washburn Times August 5, 1920 When Mrs. Emma Barningham left Bayfield for California, accompanying her husband Vern, in the custody of the sheriff from San Diego, California, and charged with a statutory crime, … Continue reading

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In The News, July 22

Bayfield County Press, July 22, 1904 The steamer S. B. Barker, of the Booth line, is now running Saturday and Sunday excursions to Devils Island and the outing is becoming a very popular one with the summer people. Well, that … Continue reading

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In The News, July 19

Banner date for Sand Island: Bayfield County Press, July 19, 1884 Lederle of Sand Island Has a Ten-Pound Boy Last Tuesday. Lightkeeper Lederle of Sand Island rejoices over the arrival of an assistant lightkeeper who arrived Tuesday evening. Ha! I’ll … Continue reading

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In The News, July 18

Bayfield County Press, July 18, 1913 Sand Island Fisherman Drowned Ole Johnson, who has been engaged in the fishing business among the Apostle Islands the past few years, with headquarters at Sand Island, met death by drowning near that place … Continue reading

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In The News, July 17

National Park Service Morning Report, July 17, 2009 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (WI) Rangers, Volunteers Rescue Kayakers Caught In Heavy Seas On the morning of July 15th, Oak Island volunteer Merle Lang reported that a group of Boy Scouts in … Continue reading

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In The News, July 16

Washburn Times July 16, 1925 Terrific Blast Wrecks Buildings at DuPont Powder Works A terrific explosion completely demolished nitroglycerin storage house number two and mixing house number two at the plant of the DuPont Co. at Barksdale at 12:15 p.m. … Continue reading

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In The News, July 15

Washburn Times, July 15, 1920 35,000 Pounds of TNT Available For Farmers 35,000 pounds of TNT blasting explosive will be available for the farmers of Bayfield County the latter part of August according to county agricultural agent V. E. Brubaker … Continue reading

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In The News, July 14

Bayfield County Press, July 14, 1905 It is said that hereafter government vessels only will be allowed to land at Devils Island. Owners of boats are being notified that they must avoid this island in the future. The government has … Continue reading

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