Category Archives: Remember When

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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Remember When 9-5-2018

(Above) Ventura Class of 2006 - In 1993, it would be just 12 short years before these Ventura kindergartners would be seniors, better known as the VHS Class of 2006.  Here the students posed with their Class of 2006 T-shirts front row (L-R): Katie Hensley, Josh Brager, Chris Jensen. Caitlin Connor, Robert Black, Tiffany Weber and…
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Remember When 8-29-2018

(Above) Ridiculous Days, 1968 - Dressed for Ridiculous Days in 1968 and eating breakfast at Halford’s Cafe were these business women.  Seated (L-R): Jane Chamberlain, Joan Olson, Lucille Wessels and Hilda Beckman.  Back row (L-R): were Elayne Diestelmier, Margurite Olson, Christine Halford, Pearl Brunsvold, Marcella Anderson, Blanche Anderson and Lois Lee. 25 Years Ago September 1993…
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