Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 6-6-2018

(Above) Ventura School BBQ, 1993 - Ventura students enjoyed a barbecue on the school’s front lawn at their last day of school celebration in 1993.  Serving up hotdogs was teacher Paul Hartwell and student Wade Humphrey.  School cooks rounded out the picnic with watermelon, baked beans, coleslaw and more.  Other special activities during the week included…
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Remember When 5-30-2018

(Above) The Island Queen - The Island Queen was brought to Clear Lake in 1873. The boat was kept busy carrying passengers to and from the island, which was a playground for summer visitors and Clear Lake residents, and is where the famous Island House was located.  The boat was the second steamboat on the lake. …
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Remember When 5-23-2018

(Above) Oakwood Hotel - Built in 1882 at Oakwood park overlooking the lake, stood the Oakwood Hotel.  C.F. Crane platted Oakwood Park.  Kenyon, Freeman and Sandra owned the hotel at one time.  It was called “The Stevens House” and “The Stratton House” at different times.  The Hormel family were frequent summertime visitors. driving down from Minnesota…
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Remember When 5-16-2018

(Above) Miniature Model T  - Dean Hess, age 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hess, invited his friend Dell Vosburgh, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Vosburgh, all of Clear Lake, to go for a spin on the ice in 1968.  The Model-T was about six feet long and 36 inches wide.  The seat…
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Remember When 5-9-2018

(Above) Big load in 1914 - Verne Peterson was the driver of his father’s first truck purchased in 1914.  Peter Knutson, Clarence Knutson’s father, and Fred Peterson stand on the sidewalk.  The other men on George Peterson’s truck are not identified. The Renz Variety Store was located in what is now K & B Emporium.  The…
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Remember When 5-2-2018

(Left) Clear Lake prom 1968 - Lovely girls, handsome boys, good music and a delightful atmosphere added up to a memorable evening for the juniors and seniors in 1968 at the Clear Lake High School prom.  The prom was held in the high school gym. (Right) Ventura prom 1968 - A good time was had by all…
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