Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 3-1-2017

(Above) Ice harvest underway - The ice harvest operation began in the late 1800s in Clear Lake and continued into the 1940s.  The ice blocks, approximately 22x32 inches, where loaded into railroad cars, trucks and ice houses for transportation and storage.  The ice harvest provided winter jobs for many in the area.  Pictured is the ice…
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Remember When 2-22-2017

CLHS boys basketball, 1967 - Members of the Clear Lake High School 1966-67 basketball team included front row (L-R): Bob Budolfson, Kerry Frampton, Mile Mullen, Gary Bostrom, Mike Callanan, Bruce Evensrud and Larry Jacobson.  Back row (L-R): Manager Randy Miles, Mark Westberg, Jim Elting, Ken Grabinski, Craig Chapman, Doug Floy, Pat Cookman, Manager Russ Nelson and…
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Remember When 2-15-2017

(Above) Snowmobile races, 1967 - Art Ashland, Clear Lake, upper photo, flagged the start of the Oval Track race at the 2nd Annual Snowmobile Rally held in 1967.  A large crowd can be seen in the bottom photo as the racers skimmed by.  There were 30 registered drivers for the rally.  About 350 people watched the…
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Remember When 2-8-2017

(Above) Finishing touches in 1992 - Clear Lake artist Marlan Mastellar put the finishing touches on a pen and ink drawing he titled “Buddy ’57” in 1992.  Mastellar contracted with Maria Elena Holly to produce 1,000 of the lithographs for sale at the Buddy Holly Tribute ’92.  The drawing, which depicts Holly as he looked in…
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Remember When 2-1-2016

A look back at February 1992 - Clear Lake businesses joined in the Buddy Holly mania sweeping Clear Lake in 1992.  The Clear Lake Bakery was among those participating in a window decorating contest.  Pictured is Linda Wells (left) and Evi Sell.  They were joined by other bakery employees that brought some of their 50’s treasures…
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Remember When 1-25-2017

(Above) Dog protestors, 1967 - About 14 young people from Clear Lake protested the dog ordinance by picketing Mayor B.C. Myer’s home in 1967.  He invited the youths to the next City Council meeting and that he would have some suggestions for revising the ordinance which stated that a dog must be leashed when not on…
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