Union Looking Back for Aug. 23, 2013

Wealth and beauty in gala attire

Attend the Society Horse Show to be held during the Minnesota State Fair. This year’s Night Horse Show, in the Coliseum on the State Fair grounds, will be a social event of unusual importance. It will be managed on the same plan as the famous society horse shows held at Madison Square Garden, New York, at Chicago and Kansas City. The Coliseum is being fitted with opera chairs and will be elaborately decorated for the occasion.

– 100 years ago, Aug. 27, 1913

City commission to build bridge

Red bridge at Pleasant Street to be torn down and a new one constructed. At the regular meeting of the city commission last Tuesday evening the project of a new bridge across the Rum river at Pleasant street to replace the old one now in use was discussed. The old bridge commonly referred to as the red bridge, has been in service for a number of years, has been repaired from time to time until now it is a necessity that an entirely new bridge be built.

The approximate cost of the new bridge will be about $10,000.

– 75 years ago, Aug. 24, 1938

Anoka-Isanti District 15 schools set to open

If current remodeling proceeds according to present plans the Anoka-Isanti Independent District 15 schools will open Sept. 3, 1963, according to Superintendent Gordon D. Nymann.

Remodeling of the schools which is substantially completed, includes a new roof, boys’ lavatories, drafting room, remodeling home economics and two classrooms at the high school.

– 50 years ago, Aug. 23, 1963

And her hometown lift will be very big

Residents who cannot take part in the Miss America Pageant festivities and give in-person support to Anoka’s Gretchen Carlson have a chance to cheer her on via a rather large telegram – maybe even the world’s largest.

For a dollar, residents are encouraged to send their names into KANO-AM 1470, where station officials will place all names on the telegram earmarked for Miss Minnesota. The oversized telegram will then be sent to Atlantic City, N.J., sometime during the week of Sept. 5.

– 25 years ago, Aug. 26, 1988

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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