Compiled by Joan Isaacs from the files of the Deer River Newspapers.
110 Years Ago—Oct. 17 paper: A company will plat a township a half mile west of Bena on the south bank of Winnibigoshish on the Indian reservation and call it “Richards” for the purpose of having a large sawmill erected there. Nov. 21 paper: The 21 townsite promoters of the new town of Richards, who were arrested by the Indian police for starting improvements on the reservation, have been released after promising not to undertake any more work along that line.
100 Years Ago—Miss Nellie Blackhurst has resigned her position as night operator at the telephone station to accept a school teaching position at Bass Lake. Anna Johnson of the normal department was sent to open up a new school five miles beyond Bass Lake. Leland Seaman went to Sand Lake to begin teaching there. An unusual number of Indians have been shopping. They received $18 each as part of their annuity.
90 Years Ago—With this issue of the paper W.J. Taylor retires as publisher after 26 years and hands ‘er over to H.E. Wolfe as your new editor. Farmers Exchange will move from present quarters on the south side of the Great Northern track to the Henry Seaman warehouse on the west part of town. George Herreid will operate his big dairy farm east of town by hired labor. He has hired Alfred Valtinson and wife of Jesse Lake.
80 Years Ago—Charles Lacroix served as substitute carrier on Route 1 while the regular carrier went out and brought in a five 200-pound buck. Milton Wolfe attended a Rural Mail Carriers convention and was accompanied by Arthur Sanger, Charles Lacroix and Florence Osufson. Chas. Tervo and son Edward of Bowstring returned from Menahga where they were called because of serious illness of Tervo’s mother, Katherine, who passed away at age of 92.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.