Yesterday's News: News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

May 11, 1923 – The big freighter Cordova was in port this week and discharged 100 tons of coal for local merchants. While here she took on 143 yellow cedar logs which were shipped by Gordon McDonald and his two partners, Charles Cripe and Jack DeSota. The logs scaled around 23 thousand feet and were logged along the muskegs back of town, being hauled to the beach over snow with a Fordson tractor.

May 7, 1948 – A new business will open in Petersburg on Saturday at 2 p.m. and will be known as “Mitkof Ice Cream Parlor.” The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Knut Brekne, employed Henry Strafus as interior deco...


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