Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 10-17-2018

(Above) Pass-Punt-Kick winners, 1968 - Place winners in the Pass-Punt-Kick competition sponsored by Lee’s Ford and Clear Lake Jaycees in 1968 include first place winners front row (L-R):  David Ward, Marc Olson, Craig Nelson, Dick Christensen and David Trees.  Second place winners in second row (L-R): Kim Klinge, Barry Grattidge, Tom Aakhus, Brad Bonin, Bret Sunner…
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Remember When 10-10-2018

(Above) 1993 fourth graders know their way around - These Central School fourth graders in 1993 really knew their way around!  The students were able to correctly identify all 50 states on their first try.  Pictured are front row (L-R): Eric Fox, Jessica Gunsallus, Heather Cosgriff, Carrie Johnson, Amy Leslie, and Tanya Greathouse.  Row 2 (L-R):…
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Remember When 10-3-2018

(Above) New fire truck in 1924 - Area firemen were sporting a new fire truck in front of the old fire station on North Fourth St. in 1924.  The little white building on the right was the Mirror office at that time.  Firemen were from left: Roy Huey, Walter Jensen, Leland Patterson, Gus Moeller (city clerk),…
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Remember When 9-26-2018

First bicycles arrive in Clear Lake in 1893 - Maud Palmeter and Lora Palmeter are pictured with the first girl’s bicycles to arrive in Clear Lake in 1893.  The bicycles were purchased at the Palmeter Hardware.  The bikes boasted mud guards, batteries for headlights, hand brakes, boxed in chains for protection of long voluminous skirts and…
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Remember When 9-19-2018

(Left) Viking royalty, 1993 - Homecoming queen and king candidates at Ventura High School for 1993 were front row (L-R): Heather Norman, Tricia Dillavou and Summer Quinn.  Back row (L-R): Rob Cash, J.D. Shaffer and Curt Badker.  Also part of Homecoming week festivities were a Booster Club Chili Supper and a Powder Puff Football game and…
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Remember When 9-12-2018

(Above) 1922 Oaks Hotel fire - It was July 20, 1922, when the Oaks Hotel burned.  The fire reportedly started from a defect in the electrical wiring on the roof.  The fire raged for over five hours.  The Oaks, four stories high, held 40 rooms, and was one of the most fashionable spots in Clear Lake. …
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