The Christmas club
Last night was the regular monthly meeting of the Christmas club and the time for Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Akin to entertain its members and most enjoyably did they succeed. When one visits the Akin farm on the banks of the Rum and Mississippi rivers the thought comes with force, of the great mistake the citizens of Anoka made when they neglected to buy this property for a public park and yet one rejoices that the fine property fell into such good hands, as the Akin family, who take pleasure in making it flourish like a Green bay tree.
– 100 years ago, July 10, 1912
Entertains for Chicago guest
In compliment to Mrs. Donald Nightingale (Ora Blanchard), of Chicago, Mrs. Waite Blanchard entertained a few of her old schoolmates Saturday afternoon.
In the group were: Mmes. Graydon Colburn, A. D. Caswell, Rondald Babcock, Fred Bowers, Robert Douglas, Misses Helen Caine, Beth Armstrong, Anoka, and Mrs. John J. Green, Greenwich, Conn.
– 75 years ago, July 7, 1937
City commission to study water fluoridation plans
Plans for fluoridation in Anoka’s water system will be studied by the City Commission within the next few weeks.
They asked Monday to see plans of a fluoridation system for study and consideration. City Manager C. Rudolf Johnson said plans would be supplied soon.
Anoka doctors and dentists submitted a petition Feb. 5 asking that fluoridation be included in the city water system. Attached to the petition were letters of recommendations from the Department of Health and the State Nurses association.
– 50 years ago, July 6, 1962
A piece of history to be preserved
Its residents are of another time. A time before paved roads, a moment in history when its ground had not been traveled much, its soils not been tilled, its peacefulness undisturbed. To weary, worn and wandering pioneers, it surely was a place good as any to bury the dead.
The Ramsey cemetery, a name informally christened on this one acre resting place, sits almost friendless amidst the growing community.
– 25 years ago, July 10, 1987
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.