Category Archives: Remember When

85 Years Ago July 1930

The Anton Larson stand on the North Shore of Clear Lake was held up at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.  At that time two men with white handkerchiefs over their faces entered the stand, each having guns in their hands, but saying nothing.  Mr. Larson was in front of the stand as they entered.  Apparently the holdup…
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100 Years Ago June 1915

A severe storm passed through Clear Lake and its vicinity.  A black cloud gathered and rapidly deposited a downpour of rain and considerable hail.  The wind also did damage.  Jake Sawyer lost three head of cattle that were in a pasture and were struck by lightening. Matt Olson and Co., is full of bargains.  Vienna…
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Taking a hike in 1965

In 1965, 28 Boy Scouts, piled high with enough gear to last them three days, set out from Clear Lake on a Sunday afternoon for the Kennedy field south of town.  They planned to swing back north of Mason City and return to Clear Lake.  The boys were doing work on merit badges.
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100 Years Ago June 1915

One of the great attractions of July 4th was the balloon ascension and parachute drop put on by Harry Richards.  After inflating the monstrous craft on the lake shore before 10,000 people, Richards gave the word and the balloon began its flight.  The aeronaut dropped with the intention of falling in the park, but instead…
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75 Years Ago June 1940

945 were listed in the school census.  This is a drop of 16 since the census of 1938. Vanquished France officially layed down her shattered arms Tuesday, a victim of the mighty might of Germany.  All flags were draped and all business houses were closed.  Millions are homeless. The milking contest held Saturday night in…
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50 Years Ago June 1965

Thousands of vacationers and visitors found their way to Clear Lake last weekend to get relief from the hot, humid temperatures.  Boats also crowded the lake and many fishermen reported good luck.  Clear Lake State Park had cars lined up on the outside grass and the beach was packed, despite high winds.  A gentleman from…
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