Union Looking Back for May 17, 2013

Anoka line’s first car

The Minneapolis and Northern Railway company’s first new gasoline motor car has arrived in Minneapolis under its own power over the Minneapolis and St. Louis tracks from Omaha. It was run on a regular train schedule with a Minneapolis and St. Louis conductor in charge. It will go into service shortly when passenger and freight service is opened between Minneapolis and Anoka. When the first car enters Anoka there will be a big celebration in town.

– 100 years ago, May 14, 1913

The fortieth anniversary is celebrated

Thursday night was an historic event for Martha Chapter of the Eastern Star, since it was organized forty years ago. About one hundred gathered in Masonic Temple to observe the auspicious anniversary.

At the invitation of Mrs. B. O. Walter, presiding officer, Mrs. A. A. Hilton, who is the oldest living worthy matron, opened and closed the chapter. About twenty-five members who had been such for twenty-five or more years were presented with lovely corsages.

– 75 years ago, May 11, 1938

Proposed hospital hook up with city sewer approved

The Anoka City Commission Monday gave approval for the proposed Community Hospital to connect their sewer with the city’s sewer disposal system.

They unanimously authorized connection with Anoka’s Jefferson street sewer line, contingent upon the cost being borne by other than city funds and would terminate within 18 months if construction has not begun.

– 50 years ago, May 10, 1963

They will retire Anoka’s No. 48

Number 48 will be history, actually, it will become part of history at Anoka High School.

Next week when members of the Anoka Alumni “A” Club gather for their 28th annual banquet, one of the agenda items is to host an official retirement ceremony for the high school football jersey and number once worn by Steve Nelson. And for the record, that number is 48.

– 25 years ago, May 13, 1988

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.

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