Looking Back

The steamer Joel Bassett is at St. Cloud, and has been tied up for the season. Captain Craig left today for Anoka, where he will get acquainted with his family again, having put in a busy season with the boat this spring. The steamer will be in the care of Engineer Geo. Goodwin. The high water helped out the boom company by making short work of the big drive and it will be the last drive of the season past St. Cloud.

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Friday evening a transient, name unknown, was struck and instantly killed by an east bound train, about 100 feet east of the Coon Creek station. The accident was first reported by the crew of the west bound 11:20 who saw the body lying beside the tracks. The remains were taken to the Wilcox-Thayer morgue. The victim had been struck on the back of the head and his brains cut out. Aside from this one wound the body was little mutilated.

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Striking up the patriotic spirit for the upcoming Bicentennial celebration the Spring Lake Park council has ordered a cost estimate to paint the city’s water tower red, white and blue. Located atop Able Park overlooking the city of Spring Lake Park, the 250,000 gallon water tank is in need of a new coat of paint since peelings and rust marks have become apparent on the structure.

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Anoka’s two banks have deposits of $1,090,703.13. If the deposit of banks are indication of the prosperity of a city, then Anoka can be counted as a financially strong city. The Anoka National and the State Bank of Anoka in their report of the conditions of the institutions show deposits of over a million dollars, which speaks well for banks and the city.

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The Blaine Residents Association is hosting the annual Miss Blaine-Junior Royalty pageant tonight, July 5, 7 p.m. at Blaine High School. Candidates are Lois Hoppe, Joni Oulman, Taryn Nordstrom, Renee Weinmann, Patti Lynn Sannes, Susan Timmons, Wendy Ann Pede, Jane Copeland, Tina Holm, and Catherine Simon.

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Within the past few weeks there have been several more or less violent disagreements between horse drivers and auto drivers over their respective rights to the road. In most cases the dispute has been entirely vocal but in at least one, fists and teeth were used.

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Grand Marshal for Blaine’s Blazin’ 4th parade will be Tom Poston, who is presently starring through July 21 in the comedy “The Odd Couple” at the Friars Minnesota Music Hall Dinner Theatre in Minneapolis. Parade begins at 11 a.m. July 4. A full schedule of amusement at Aquatore Park should provide amusement for everyone following the parade. Fireworks after dusk will climax the celebration.

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Anoka invites you to celebrate with her July Fourth, promising a jolly good time all day. Following is the official list of attractions: Flag raising 9:30 a.m. with special salute and songs followed by parade at 10:00 a.m. Patriotic speech by Herbert Goodrich of this city. No resident of Anoka should miss hearing this speech. At noon a grand picnic dinner.

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