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On this date in Northern Wisconsin History

In The News, July 12

Bayfield County Press, July 12, 1928 Hans Christensen, Mrs. Christensen and their son Elmer were at the mercy of a northeaster off the Red Cliff Point for a time Friday afternoon last week. In a new government lighthouse tender Mr. … Continue reading

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In The News, July 10

Bayfield Press, July 10, 1878 A picnic party went over to Bass Island last Friday. While there, several small boys of the party entered the residence of Judge McCloud during his absence, and ransacked the house from cellar to garrett, … Continue reading

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In The News, July 6

Dry Hard Wood! Dry Hard Wood! Dry Hard Wood! In Any Quantity! In Any Quantity! In Any Quantity! At the OAK ISLAND WOOD YARD! My Wood Yard has a large dock where boats of any draught can lay in perfect … Continue reading

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In The News, July 3

Bayfield County Press, July 3, 1941 Body Thought Snagged by Trolling Hook Numerous stories have been circulating this community since last Sunday when a trolling line held by Ms. Marie Brauns became snagged near Wilson Island and was thought to … Continue reading

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In The News, July 2

Bayfield County Press, July 2, 1881 Among the many attractions in and around Bayfield and the Apostle Islands should be numbered the new Light House, in course of construction on Sand Island. Superintendent Louis Lederle and family have located on … Continue reading

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In The News, June 30

Bayfield County Press, June 30, 1911 Summer Resort To Open Messrs. E. C. Garwood and D. J. Carpenter came up from Minneapolis yesterday to commence the work of getting the Hermit Island summer resort in readiness for the opening tomorrow. … Continue reading

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In The News, June 28

Bayfield County Press, June 28, 1887 Half the business part of Hurley, Wis., was destroyed by fire to-day. The town is one of the mushroom settlements in the mining region, and the buildings were not very valuable. The loss will … Continue reading

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In The News, June 27

Worth quoting at length in light of current events: the 1946 flood, nearly forgotten now, may not have been as catastrophic as the Great Bayfield Flood four years earlier, but did wreak further destruction on a community that was still … Continue reading

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In The News, June 17

Maybe you have heard of the 1920 lynching of three black men in Duluth. Maybe you’ve even seen the monument at the corner of First Street and Second Avenue East. This is how the Washburn paper reported the incident at … Continue reading

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In The News, June 7

Bayfield Press, June 7, 1945 Tell the Grandchildren of Big June Blizzard Winter came back last weekend and early Saturday morning snow rode in on the wings of a howling northeaster, piling up to a depth of five and six … Continue reading

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In The News, June 5

Washburn Times, June 5, 1924 Warden Powell Pays a Fine Convicted of Shooting Hjalmer Johnson Fired Three Shots at Washburn Lad Who Was Trying to Escape Arrest for Illegal Fishing Game Warden Powell of Bayfield appeared before circuit Judge G.N. … Continue reading

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In The News, June 3

Ironwood is one of the least prepossessing of the Apostle Islands: no lighthouse, no dramatic cliffs, no mysterious sea caves. But even the second-string islands have history: Bayfield County Press, June 3, 1871 …On the south end of Ironwood Island … Continue reading

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