Wally and Rita Brandt shared this century-old snapshot from Northern Door; the writing on the back identifies the ladies in the wagon as Olive Norstrom and Anna Olson.
75 Years Ago: 1938
? Miss Agnes Haganes, 19, Carnot, and her escort, Marvin Wendricks, 19, Algoma, were killed early Sunday when the latter's new Chevrolet went out of control, ran along a ditch and then crashed into a big concrete culvert on County Trunk D about two miles north of Alaska.
? Cardy's Market Garden on the Sawyer side will have homegrown Golden Bantam sweet corn on the market next week. They have been supplying the local markets with garden peas.
? The fairgrounds project, started last spring by the WPA, is being completed in readiness for the 1938 festival Aug. 26, 27 and 28. A new horse barn has been constructed, half again as much added to the dairy barn, the grandstand remodeled and enlarged so it will seat 1,500 and the whole center of the track will be seeded down so it can be used as an athletic field so that spectators can use the grandstand.
? So well have the sermons of Chief White Eagle been received by Door County audiences this past week that the well-known Indian evangelist has extended his stay on the peninsula.
? The relief load in Door County should be down to almost the zero mark for the month of July as apparently there was work for all who were able to and wanted to work.
? George Gabert is erecting a story-and-a-half residence on Bradley Street for V.G. Bird. His son David, 7, fell from the upper story of the house Tuesday afternoon and suffered a severe concussion, scalp and tongue lacerations and the loss of several teeth.
? A bad fire was averted at the John's Cash Hardware store through the timely alarm turned in by a watchman and the good work of the fireman.
? Mrs. Frank Benzow of Sturgeon Bay, picking at Kroll's Orchard at Egg Harbor, turned in a day's record of 64 pails to take first place in a contest sponsored by the Fair Store.
? Deaths: Frank Gilson, 58, Rosiere Town assessor, Brussels; John Newman, 62, Ellison Bay; Magnus L. Maberg, 81, Sturgeon Bay; Barbara Arnold, 74, Eland; Mrs. Rasmus Olson, 77, South Sturgeon Bay Town.
? According to local canners this week will wind up the annual cherry harvest.
? Licensed to wed: Ralph Viste rural Algoma, and Ruth Sperber, Sawyer, Aug. 6.
? Wed: John Peter Anderson, Colgate, and Beatrice Anderson, North Bay.
100 Years Ago: 1913
? A bottle found on the shore of Whitefish Bay contained the last message and farewell from the ill-fated schooner Rouse Simmons. The message was from Capt. Charles Nelson, who was in command on the fateful night when the vessel went down with all hands. The message was written with a time of 10:30 p.m. and at a point 20 miles southeast of Two Rivers Point and about 20 miles offshore. There is little reason to doubt the authenticity of this final tragic message. The ship went down on Nov. 23.
? The Board of Health held a meeting on Friday evening for the purpose of discussing ways and means for the betterment of the sanitary conditions of the city. There is nothing that has been adopted that will create a hardship to anybody and the good that will come out of it will be manifold. Everyone realizes that the purpose and desire to protect the public against disease, and should appreciate this fact. The first rule is that no dead animals are to be thrown in the street or left in any house for more than 24 hours.
? The steamer Sailor Boy is offering special rates to the Perry Centennial Celebration in Green Bay for 50 cents a round trip.
? The area experienced on Saturday night an electric storm of great severity, when a perfect deluge of rain accompanied by thunder and lightning swept through the area. Several barns including the barn of Alfred Hanson, located on the bay shore in the town of Sevastopol, was struck by lightning between 2 and 3 o'clock, catching fire and being totally destroyed together with the contents. The barn of August Simpson, chairman of the town of Sturgeon Bay, was also destroyed with the loss of a fine team of horses, three calves and about 100 chickens. The same night a horse owned by Exor Desjardine of Jacksonport was struck and killed lightning.
? The largest cargo of coal that was ever freighted through the canal passed south on Tuesday evening in the hold of the steamer E.W. Ogelbay, which had 5,400 tons aboard, destined for Milwaukee.
? Deaths: Louis Allse, 35, brother of Mrs. L.P. Nebel, Chicago.
? Births: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Serrah, West Side.
125 Years Ago: 1888
? The Bay View House is at present undergoing a thorough overhauling. Landlord Goettelman determines not to let himself be outdone in this line of business by anyone on the Canada side of the bay.
? Many of our best and most progressive farmers are coming to the very sensible conclusion that wheat growing does not pay in this county.
? Death: Alexander Gilson, no age given, Brussels.
? Wed: Charles Joll, Egg Harbor, and Bertha Viestenz, Sturgeon Bay, July 22; John Houle Jr. and Olive Bradley, both of Sturgeon Bay, July 21; Melvin Haines and Emilia Thoreson, both of Nasewaupee, July 27.
150 Years Ago: 1863
? Copious amounts of rain have fallen during the past week which has been a benefit to the crops. It came just in time for the potatoes and corn, which needed it a great deal.
? President Lincoln sent out a proclamation announcing that Aug. 6 is to be observed as National Thanksgiving, Praise and Prayer.
? Gen. J.M. Shackelford in a dispatch informed his superiors that he has successful captured raider Gen. John H. Morgan, Confederate cavalry officer near Cincinnati, Ohio.
? A New York paper suggests that each county in the United States erect a monument with the name of every soldier from the county who has fallen or may fall during the war inscribed upon it.