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blondie
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Posted on Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 02:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I see Events was over 100, so started a new one Torggy. I went down to the craft show, and couldn't help but see Clover Valley Candle sign, here it is Margie Gustafsons son(Nilo's grandson)
So I am going to put in a plug for their candle business on here, we have to stick together!! I did buy some Melting Tarts.
http://www.clovervalleycandles.com/home.html
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Posted on Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 03:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Blondie!

Nice to see the Clover Valley moniker being used.
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Blondie, I ran into Pete Laiti in Beno Rosati's garage this am. He told me that team in the photo won the county championship in 48. He said they rented Gym time in Two Harbors for practice. It wasn't the high school Gym, apparently there was another Gym.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 03:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hubby figures it was the YMCA gym they rented then.

bet no golfing today!! rain gauge says 1 and half inches of rain!
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I think most of that came down this morning. Sun is out right now. Golf tomorrow at Black Bear. Beautiful golf course. One of the nicest I've played. Madd Maxx, if you're reading this, they lowered the green fees to $35 from $65. Try it, you'll like it!
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Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 04:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Where was that Gym in Two Harbors? One other fact I remember about the basketball teams before the new Gym was built at CV-They practiced in Matt Pikari's barn, the hay loft. Later they traveled to Homecroft School to practice.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 04:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The YMCA was located in that empty lot across from the Moose Club.
I remember as a kid going to the Homecroft school for gym things

We got heavy rains here in town this afternoon also, twice today. Sun peaked out, but cloudy again.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 05:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Where was Homecroft?
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Homecroft School is on Calvary Road. We played them in basketball only. We also played Arnold School. Those were the guys who didn't make the varsity at Duluth Central and Duluth East.
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I should have mentioned also that Homecroft's Gym was also their lunchroom and they had a tile floor. Nasty to play on.
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Posted on Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 09:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ANYBODY KNOW THE ANYTHING ABOUT MIKE ANDERSON. HIS PARENTS RAN THE BAIT SHOP ON PEQUAYWAN LAKE ROAD. WOULD HAVE GONE TO CLOVER VALLEY IN THE EARLY 60's
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Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 01:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know him. Class of 63. My cousin out in WA near Torggy would know where he is.
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Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 08:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll drop the Captain an email and see if he has any info.
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torggy
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Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 09:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well the Captain says that he graduated with Mike Anderson in 1963 but Mike has not taken part in any reunions or events. The Captain believes Mike retired from the Naval reserve and lives in Duluth. His Brother used to be a butcher at Gersgol's. Wow,remember that name? Now Red Owl.

M_Johnson I hear you had a conversation with the Captain just a couple weeks ago aboard the Sundew. Sure sounds like a fun thing to be involved with. Got any stories for us?
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there is going to be a get together for the class of 66 @ lighthouse on holmstead road august 27 @ 5pm please contact sandy (rose)coolidge @ escoolidge@frontier.com
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This site is tooo cool. It has been ages since I even looked at it. It is really interesting to read whatever info has been posted. I was chatting with my cuz' Karen (Kinnunen) Johnson the other day----both if us class of '68----pumping her for any recall of our first sewing projects in 7th grade in Home Ec. with Miss Gazette. And then there were our first cooking experiences! Pretty funny memories. I want to try and document a few things in a "Grandma" memory book. I heard that Gloria Elickson's mother died? Anybody got any info on that?
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blondie
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Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

it is posted in Passing On link on here about her death. (Passing on 2)

(Message edited by Blondie on July 26, 2010)
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I may have some contacts that know the whereabouts of Mike Anderson. I'll be seeing them at our Homesteader's meeting next week. I'll let you know what I find out, MJ.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 08:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

thanks for all the help,

Torggy, wasn't me on the Sundew, I could only wish.

(Message edited by m_johnson on July 27, 2010)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 09:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

After an eight-month hiatus, Lakeview Castle is coming back.

But it won’t be Lakeview Castle anymore.

Molly Dollar, who with her husband Ricky purchased the restaurant and banquet hall on North Shore Scenic Drive in Duluth Township, said it will be known as Red Swan Catering Event Center when it hosts its first event on Aug. 20. That continues the name of her existing business, Red Swan Catering, which she has operated in Duluth for 27 years.

Click the link for the full story:
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/176031/
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Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 09:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

yes, I saw that, wish them luck. Sounds like they have some good idea's there, just hope their prices aren't too high. It is getting so pricey to eat out anymore, breakfasts used to be the cheapest meals, not anymore.
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"Grille" vs "Grill" --> price point pretensions, in other venues. I carry my baggage with me into a new eatery - but, if the food and service are good I guess I can overlook the precious "e".
tom koehler
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She is catering our reunion on Friday so we'll see. I hear good things about them, that's why we chose them. I too wish her lots of good wishes.
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have fun
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The reunion of the classes of 60 and 61 is over and we had a great time. Red Swan Catering did a great job. I would recommend them anytime.

It is apparent that quite a number of you classmates read this website so I encourage you to participate. It's painless and I'm sure you have things tucked in the back of your minds that we'd all be interested in hearing about.

Now onto the Coming Home Party at the Duluth Town Hall this afternoon.

Does anybody remember a more humid summer? This has been brutal, for lack of a better word!
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glad it went well. how many from you class came?

We were just talking yesterday about this being one of the hottest/humid-est summers we can remember. We have had some hot ones, but think this beats them. but relief sounds like it is on the way.
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Glad you had a good time last night Bigguy. How many showed up? Did you get any pictures?

Did you find a picture for the top of the cake?

One of these years I gotta make it to the Coming home party. Hope there is a good turnout for it.

There are so many that read this site but do not participate. Seems to be something in the CV psyche to not be noticed.

Getting hot here this week also. Not quite the humidity you guys got but still uncomfortable for a North Shore boy.
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So glad you had a great time, bigguy. I knew you would. It seems that the locals tend to not participate in the reunions. I wish they would because we would all really like to see them. Even at my husband's reunion recently only a third came. Out of a class of 150 that's not very many. (We had fun, tho.)

Send some of that humidity this way! It's so cool in the morning and nights. About 82 during the day which is nice, but very unusual for this time of year for us.

Got back from Alaska August 10th. Was fabulous - really great to see everyone and to have a month with my sisters, other family members and friends. Lots of fish brought home!!!!!!
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There will be photos, Torggy, Boon, and Blondie. I'll forward some when I get them. We had a total of 60 attend, about equally balanced between the classes of 60 and 61. I think everyone had a great experience. Even the locals showed up! Coming Home Party today was well attended. Many stayed over from yesterday. We promoted it in our invitation. Saw people I hadn't seen in 50 years.

Glad you had a good time in AK, Boon. Saw lots of D and P's relatives.
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There will be photos, Torggy, Boon, and Blondie. I'll forward some when I get them. We had a total of 60 attend, about equally balanced between the classes of 60 and 61. I think everyone had a great experience. Even the locals showed up! Coming Home Party today was well attended. Many stayed over from yesterday. We promoted it in our invitation. Saw people I hadn't seen in 50 years.

Glad you had a good time in AK, Boon. Saw lots of D and P's relatives.
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Not sure why it posted twice! I only hit post once!
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Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 06:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

60! Thats damn good! Considering how many there were in each class that is really good.

Looking forward to the pictures.

Hey, posts like that are worth reading twice.
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I think D and L will be back there next summer in June for a few days. I plan to as well, but we'll have to wait and see.

I broke my arm while ice skating in Eagle River. I learned to skate in Segogg when I was four years old! But I haven't skated in probably six years. (Last time was also in Eagle River.) So I was skating nice and easy, talking to my niece and I guess I didn't pick up my right foot high enough when I was taking a corner and my toe pick got caught in ice and down I went - hard. L shoulder. (Next time I'm wearing my nephew's hockey gear and hockey skates. No more figure skates!) Anyway, I stayed in Eagle River for the duration of my stay and still had a wonderful time. Saw Red and his wife Sue up there, too. Hadn't seen him since his graduation. Was great! We all had a wonderful time together. Lots of fish! Good times! Good friends and relatives!

Looking forward to the pictures, Bigguy!
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boon, sorry to hear you broke your arm. Skating, I used to love to skate, but haven't done it in years, and you know what, no desire to do it anymore either. Getting too old to take that up, body just doesn't move like it used too!!
Other than that, sounds like you enjoyed your stay in Alaska, did you take the dog with?
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Actually, she stayed with a friend who has a dog and two cats. She was too busy being entertained by the cats to be distressed by our absence. But she was very excited to see us when we got home.

I still love to skate. I guess I got too relaxed and wasn't paying attention when I rounded that corner.....
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Sorry about the broken arm, Boon. As we advance a year or two, crashing and burning smarts quite considerably. Forgot to mention, one of your neighbors was at the reunion. Ingrid Sonnichsen, do you remember her? Lived about a quarter mile from you.

Blondie, I ran into Howard at Super 1 and saw Jean and Alice yesterday at the party.
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I remember Ingrid.

Actually that is where I see Howard too.
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Hi Bigguy. No, I don't remember an Ingrid Sonnichsen. Do you mean she lived near Blondie or me?
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near you boon
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Boon, she lived in the second house heading toward T.H. from Stoney Point Road. It's a small house that doesn't face the lake, it sits sideways.
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that was were Carolyn Keynon lived
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This was 59, 60 and 61. What year are you talking about? I suspect it's later? The house appears empty now, it has a for sale sign in the front yard.
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You are talking about Hwy 61 then, just as you make a right onto it from Stoney Point Road. I remember a small house there on the L across from the lake just a few feet from Stoney Point and it was facing south instead of toward the lake. I don't recall the names tho.
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That's the one. The deer have really done a job on the cedar trees on the edge of the yard. People have to fence everything now to keep the deer from destroying the vegetation, depending on what it is.

Raining today, had thunderstorms a good part of the night. Got a round of golf in yesterday. Clear and gorgeous day. Saw a maple tree on the course that has begun to turn color. Close to time for me to head back home to CA.
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Just wanted to share some thoughts with you all on staging a class reunion. We used the Duluth Town Hall and it worked really well. We wanted a venue where we could visit with our classmates without the interruptions caused by waitpersons and music playing, live or background. This was more like a living room atmosphere with a catered lunch by Red Swan Catering, the new owners of the old Lakeview Castle. Molly Dollar is a delightful person who obviously knows how to run a business. They were very professional. She had three people in Red Swan outfits Serving the buffet style lunch. It was very good! We used the side entrance stairway for class photos which worked really well. We set tables up so that it was easy for people to move from one table to another to visit which is next to impossible in a restaurant or nightclub setting. Everyone seemed to be very pleased with the whole thing.
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Sounds like a good time. Nice that there is a place that you can have that kind of thing. Lot of areas are not so lucky.

Did you find a picture for the top of the cake?

Hope we can see what those pictures on the stairs look like.

I hear you are heading west soon. Have a safe trip!
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Torggy, we were able to use the architect's drawing which turned out quite nice. It is amazing that they can transfer it onto a cake. I have no idea how it's done. Hoping to get some photos so I can get them posted.
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It's unusual weather here, Bigguy. Just to prepare you. Very overcast in the a.m. until 11:30 or even noon. Then it cools down again about 5:30 pm. But it's not raining at least. Alaska has had rain for 31 days straight!!
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Just noticed that Red Swan Catering has their new sign up on the old Lakeview Castle. They have Red Swan Catering in very large print and the Lakeview Grille is small print underneath. The Lakeview Grille is not very noticable from the road, and we were walking by it. I think she needs to give the Grille bigger billing or people are going to think it's a catering business. Those of you living in the area, take a look. I'd like to let her know but maybe it's just me that has the problem with it. I want her to be successful, she is a very nice lady.
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Had a great time at the '60/'61 reunion. I do have some pictures that I could post. Here is the cake.
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Glad to hear you had a good time Deckhand.

Would love to see the pictures.

If you are having a hard time posting them just send them to me at
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and I well do it for you.
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Thanks, picture sent. Unable to post because picture was too large. How do I make them smaller?
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You have to use a photo editing program like Microsoft office picture manager of Photosuite.

The picture you sent me was a small picture in the middle of a large page. I cut out the page and saved the picture.
cvhs cake 2
I really would like to get a larger picture and also copies of the pictures that were used for the top of the cake.

Thanks Deckhand!
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Hey Deckhand, glad you're posting! Welcome aboard! Are you going to send the class of 60 photo?
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Bigguy, I sent you a copy - did you get it?
Sent it again just now by email.
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Yea, I got that copy.I was wondering if you were going to post it on this website, otherwise I can send the copy to Torggy for posting. I haven't figured out how to master that yet. I'm sure it's not that difficult!
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Pictures of the reunion can be found here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53400581@N02/?saved=1

I hope this works.
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It seems to work if you copy (not cut) and paste the entire line to your browser.

(Message edited by deckhand on August 27, 2010)
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Those are awesome Deckhand. Thanks for sharing. Good looking bunch of CV'ers. Where did the one that had to travel the furthest have to come from?

Hey, the town hall sure looks good too.
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I would guess Sitka, Alaska would have been the farthest away followed by Fremont, California.
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Who came from Sitka, bigguy?
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Karen Solem Grussendorf came from Sitka. Hey Deckhand, we fished out of Taconite Harbor yesterday, was a bit slow, actually was really slow. We got a five pound Lake Trout and a five pound Chinook Salmon. Water temp had turned quite cold. Was 68 degrees last week and we were showing 41 to 46.
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I was unable to get the photos to open up. Can someone help me out? I tried copy and paste. Didn't work.
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boon, Do a left click drag over the entire line:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53400581@N02/?saved=1
right click highlighted address to get drop down box, right click on 'copy', open a new browser tab, right click on address bar to highlight it, left click on highlighted area, right click to display drop down menu, left click on 'paste' to display flickr.com address, hit enter and you should see the pics.

Good Luck!
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It is really weird how part of the URL does not seem to attach itself. I have not seen that before.

I tried several times and got the same result as Deckhand.
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It worked. Thank you. Would love it if you could list the names of the people in the pictures.
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Class of 60, photo left to right, starting with the front row:

June Hiltunen Rabold, Betty Kehoe Lathrop, LaDean Sheldon Walberg, Priscilla Mattson Sklars, Second row left Curt Nelson, Ken Beck, Judy Center Gates, Laurel MacLean Truscott,
Third row Bruce Lundgren, Dennis Olmstead, Joseph Pearson, Don Peterson, Linda Olson Aho, Sandy Ness Aunen, back row from the left is Reijo Vastila, Ray Jackson, Warren Mindestrom, Roger Carlson.
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Perfect, Bigguy! Thank you. I even recognize some of these names! I appreciate it.
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just got back from a long trip... and checked out the pictures, but must admit, very few of them did I recognize. Did recognize Priscilla Mattson right away, and Patty Sheldon and a couple others, and some of the guys. I am going to have to go back now after I write down the names so I can put them to the faces.

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bigguy, that sign at the Castle, well I don't care for it. I was driving and all I saw was the Catering, didn't even see anything about a grill, as too small of print I guess. It sure looked dumpy around there. the print changed color on me
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They have done a fair amount of work around there. It had been neglected for quite awhile. I heard she is going to do away with the front parking lot and put in lawn with tables. She is a very nice lady and a good business manager. She has been in the catering business for many years. We were very pleased with her at our reunion.
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I was reading thru my booklet entitled "Historic Sites and Place Names of Minnesota's North Shore" written by John Fritzen, a Forest Ranger who used to come to CVHS and show wildlife movies. The booklet was published by the St. Louis County Historical Society.

Sucker River is one that carries a translation of the old Indian name Namebini-zibi, due to the large numbers of chubs and horned dace that inhabit the river. It was also known as Carp River. In 1856 Vose Palmer platted the Townsite of Montezuma here for Frederick Ottoman. Like most other townsites, it never materialized. During the days of large scale logging operations this was the site of a big landing and rafting point. When the railroad was built through here, the station of Palmers was located close to Sucker River. It was named to honor the several pioneer Palmer families.

More to come in the next few days. Hope you all find this interesting. Good to know the history of the area. I will cover French River, Knife River, and other locations as well.
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thanks for sharing, interesting
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That sounds awesome. I look forward to reading more.

Hard to imagine Sucker river with all that going on. Carp River, there is a great name to have,eh?

In 1950 a church was built in Palmers at the base of the Homestead and Scenic highway 61 by Hilmer Sunde and Carl and John Sundberg. Monthly services were conducted by Rev. Stanway of the American Missionary Fellowship, formerly known as the American Sunday School Union. Twelve active ladies formed the Palmers Ladies Aid. Sunday school was Led by Violet Sunde, Bayne Brown and Joan Abrahamson. Summer Bible School conducted by young women preparing for the mission field, was an annual event children looked forward to.

The building no longer serves as a church. It was sold in the 1990s; the current owner uses it as a workshop and storage building.
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That's right, Torggy. I just remembered that you bought the book too!
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Bought it at the all school reunion.

Have not heard of the one by John Fritzen though. Sounds like a fun one. Looking forward to hearing more.
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OK, time for the next installment, from the same booklet by John Fritzen, published by the St. Louis County Historical Society.

"A short distance Northeast from French River is Smith Creek or Schmidt Creek, as we know it. It was named after Henry Smith or Schmidt, one of three Germans who took up claims here in 1856. When the first Post Office was established at French River that year, Smith became the postmaster. The Lesure Lumber Company headquartered near here and had an elaborate sleigh road from their camps in Normanna Township to the lakeshore. Some of the logs were shipped by railroad, and some were rafted from a landing near the mouth of the French River to their sawmill in West Duluth. The company operated here from about the late 1890s to 1905".

I would believe that rafting took place right where Hjalmer Mattson's place was.

Next, we'll look at French River.
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Did a search on the Lesure lumber company. Found a few references to it but I also found this site with some great pictures and history of Duluth. Thought some might like it.
http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOFIELD1=subjec& CISOROOT=/nemhc&CISOBOX1=Lumber

And there is a neat article about log rafts here:
http://www.duluthtownship.org/pdf/newsletter/jan2003.pdf

Thanks Bigguy, I found out a whole bunch of new things today.
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Saved both of them to my favorites!
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Torggy I clicked on the top one and it said "sorry your search retrieved no results"
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Humm..worked fine just now. Maybe try again later?
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know why it didn't work. I clicked on the e-mail notification and the whole link didn't come up right on the notification.
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WOW!! look what I found!! This link is audio of Ragnvald Sve
http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/nemhc&CISOPTR=38 73&CISOBOX=1&REC=3

And this one is Hjalmer himself!!
http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/nemhc&CISOPTR=38 71&CISOBOX=1&REC=4
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There are some more audio interviews here:
http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=all&CISOBOX1=&CISOFIEL D1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOOP2=exact&CISOBOX2=knife%20river&CISOFIELD2=CISOSEARCHALL&C ISOOP3=any&CISOBOX3=&CISOFIELD3=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOOP4=none&CISOBOX4=&CISOFIELD4= CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=all&t=a

Wow, thats a long one
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This is a brief history lesson on French River taken from the same book, Historic Sites and Place Names of Minnesota's North Shore.

"French River was known to the Native Americans as Angwassago-zibi or "Floodwood River". With the coming of the white man it became Riviere des Francais and then French River. The North Shore lava flows here are similar to those of the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan where the mines have produced fabulous amounts of copper. Native copper was found in the stream beds of the Talmadge, French, Sucker, and Knife Rivers. This, and the persistent rumors of big North Shore copper deposits, resulted in a demand that title to the lands be obtained from the Native Americans as soon as possible. The Treaty of La Pointe in 1854 gave the United States possession of the area and cleared the way for prospecting. In a short time there were preemptors' cabins all along the North Shore from French River east for many miles. Each claim holder hoped that his property would become a bonanza.

Three companies were formed: the R.B. Carlton Company to acquire title to the more promising lands, the French River Mining Company and the North Shore Mining Company to operate the mines at French River and Knife River. C.W. Hall's "Brief History of Copper Mining in Minnesota,"1885, gives a good outline of the venture at French River:

"In 1863 two companies were formed; one was the French River Mining Company to which R.B. Carlton & Company or their trustees conveyed the SW1/4 and Lots 3 & 4, Sec. 17-51-12; and the other was North Shore Mining Co. to which the same parties conveyed the SE1/4 Sec. 25-52-12. First mining was done in 1864. Shortly after the mine was reopened by a Mr. Salisbury acting as foreman for the company of Cleveland capitalists, who worked for some time and succeeded in sinking a shaft of considerable depth but did not succeed in securing more than a few hundred pounds of copper. After Mr. Salisbury left the work, excavating was resumed by Mr. Tom Saxon of Duluth which under a contract was closed up in 1866...The mine has never been worked continuously since Mr. Saxon left it, although Mr. John Mallmann of Duluth has at different times done considerable work. Probably not more than a ton of copper in all has been removed from this mine."

The above described mine was located a short distance above Lake Superior and west of French River. The three companies were financed by wealthy stockholders in Cleveland, Philadelphia, and St. Paul. The poor results of this venture did not discourage the mining men here who were confident that rich copper deposits were to be found. Prospecting and test-pitting continued from time to time. In the 1880s and 90s there was a lot of activity in copper exploration at the Head of the Lakes, and shafts were sunk all the way from South Range, WI and the outskirts of Superior to Knife River. The French River Mining Company resumed operations in the 1890's, but after spending some $50,000 plus $30,000 in the 1860's, the project was abandoned andtheequipment brought to Duluth to be sold. Since then, various attempts have been made to find copper at French River. Diamond drills have been used, but although the copper is there no paying deposits have been found. In the region around French River there is much evidence of the work of prospecters and miners and of the large amounts of money spent in a futile attempt to find workable amounts of copper."

One of those test mines is on Greenwood Road and runs under part of the property of Pete and Kathy Beck. We played in the cave when we were kids and were always told by our mothers to "Stay out of the Cave!" Being kids, of course, where was the first place we headed! There is another test dig up French River above the Old North Shore Road a few miles. There was also evidence of an old shingle mill just south of the old Johnson farm on the French. We used to fish the Mill Pond when we were kids.
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Next we'll look at Clifton. Some of you remember the Fish Fry Lodge and Restaurant owned by Claude Midlam and Midlam's Store owned by Fred and Donna Midlam. Lois Midlam would have been class of 58, I believe, and Ronny Midlam would have been class of 59. They moved to Florida in the middle 50s, I believe. The old Fire Hall was a new car dealership that sold Kaisers and Frazers. Owned by Berquist.

From the booklet "Historic Sites and Place Names of Minnesota's North Shore".

"Clifton was platted on October 31, 1855, by J.S. Watrous. It was the first North Shore Townsite. The promoters of the project had elaborate plans for Clifton, thinking that copper mining would materialize and it would become an important town. The mines failed to produce, and nothing came of Clifton until long after World War I. The big clearing from Lake Superior to the railroad was at one time an important log landing and rafting point. The river that flows through Clifton was first known as Garlic River, then Copper Creek, and now Talmadge River to honor Josiah Talmadge, a pioneer settler and stockholder in the R.B. Carlton Company. The name Clifton is supposed to have been taken from a city in England".
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I mentioned Fred Midlam's wife as Donna, Donna was his sister. I think Fred's wife's name was Leona.
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Torggy, is there any way that the most recent posting could appear on the top instead of having to scroll down to the bottom? Or is it "Operator trouble"?
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I see it at the top bigguy, don't have to scroll down.
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I have to scroll down as well. How did you get it so the recent post is on top, Blondie?
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Are you talking about the page? I thought you meant just the words in the last post were at the bottom of the post rather than at the top.
The more posts in a thread you have to scroll down.
Start another thread is what you have to do, but eventually you will have to scroll down on that also.
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What I was asking was why can't the most recent message posted be on the top, in other words, newest postings on the top to oldest postings on the bottom so you don't have to scroll.?
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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 03:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have never been a forum that it works that way though. Good idea though if it could be done that way.
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boon
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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've been on another forum where the most current post is on top. Hopefully they can work with LWM's request.

Thanks, Torggy
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blondie
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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 04:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Now that I think of it, seems somewhere along the way someone brought up how this forum is set up, and seems to me it was the program that is being used.

(Message edited by Blondie on September 26, 2010)
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torggy
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Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 - 10:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bigguy I love the history stuff. Can't tell ya how many times I stood in the mouth of that cave on Greenwood and stared inside. Never could bring myself to get to far back.

My sister's first job was at the Fish Fry. Used to love the hay rides they put on. The store was called Hatfield's when I was young. There sure was allot of stuff that went on in Clifton. Would not really know it to look at it now.
Fish Fry
Not sure about the scroll down for the posts thing. I well look into it the next couple days.
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bigguy
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Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 - 04:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Next installment, Stony Point. Again taken from Historic Sites and Place Names of Minnesota's North Shore booklet published by the St. Loiuis County Historical Society.

"A mile or so east of the mouth of Sucker River is the early boat landing of Stony Point. Here an extensive rock ledge appeaars on the surface along the lakeshore. It was one of the few locations between Duluth and Two Harbors that provided a good landing place for boats, and prior to the time of railroad service it was an important harbor and shelter. As early as 1870 Stony Point was used by loggers who rafted logs to the sawmills at the Head of the Lakes.

Along U.S. Highway 61 is the Buchanan Rest Area where a historic plaque describes the pioneer townsite and settlement of Buchanan. In October of 1856 W.G. Cowell platted the townsite and named it after President Buchanan. The rest area and the plaque are in the western part of the townsite. The founders of Buchanan had great hopes that it would become an important mining town. The presence of native copper in the bed of Knife River had resulted in much exploring, and some attempts at mining were in progress.

In the summer of 1857 the United States Land Office was established at Buchanan in what is now the western part of the Village of Knife River. Samuel Clark of Kalamazoo was appointed registrar, and John Whipple of Rome, N.Y. was the receiver. A small town emerged with the land office, a hotel run by George Stull, several saloons and boarding houses, and a steamboat dock. The small steamer, Senaca made regular trips from Superior to Buchanan. The first North Shore newspaper, the North Shore Advocate, was published here by Stephen Walsh in 1857 and 1858. On June 26, 1859, the land office was moved to Portland (Duluth)and the town was abandoned. The buildings stood vacant until destroyed by a forest fire".

If you have driven by the Buchanan Rest Stop and Plaque, it is being completely reworked. Another tidbit, the lake is very shallow on the east part of Stony Point Road. We fish out there and I would guess at least a block or two out into the lake there is only six feet of water. It was a favorite area of commercial fishermen years ago.
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bud
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Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 - 09:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Torggy
On the top of west bank of the French, maybe 100ft down from the RR tracks, yet 30 ft north of the old road that crossed the French on the old bridge, was a copper mine shaft that was vertical. (Just west of the "girls" pool above the "crazy" pool)
That shaft had a wooden cover and had been filled with dirt. But over the years it settled and caved in. We used it as a fort to play around. Royal Abrahamson, Joanne Bloomquist, The Monroe boys (they lived in McCleans house for awhile)Tom Laiti, Steve Syrett, Dennis Swenson, Les Jackson, etc all abushed the other kids from there!! Maybe even you!?

Probably someone should check to see if it needs to be refilled.
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tailspin
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Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 07:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you click the 4th little blue arrow above your user name it takes you right to the bottom of the thread so you don't have to scroll. :-)
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blondie
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Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 08:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll be darned, never paid any attention to those arrows before.
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torggy
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Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 06:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Buddy I know the exact area you are talking about but do not remember there being a fort or a hole in the ground. Could have been deemed boring by the time I moved there in '63.

Do you know what that old bridge was there for? It sure was fun to ride a bike down that hill.

Good to hear from you. Hope to hear more!
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bigguy
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Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 09:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The old bridge was the way the road went before they went straight down to the highway. I'm embarressed to say we never played around that. Spent all of our time walking up the other side of the river. Hey bud, missed you this summer. Are you up in No. MN or still in Indiana?

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