News From This Week’s Past: March 23 – 29

All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors.


The Expositor

March 20, 1874

Families here grease their necks now with hog’s lard and black-strap – No butter in town.


Weekly Expositor Independent

March 23 1883

Patrick Finan, of Clay Banks, an ardent St. Patrickite, is “riled” because St. Patrick was hung in effigy in this village last Saturday, and is quite right in his assertion that “the snakes in Sturgeon Bay are not all dead yet!”


The Republican

March 24, 1892

One day this week while fishing though the ice Chas. Crandall caught an eight-pound pickerel to which was attached a lamprey eel nearly a foot long. The eel has been placed in a glass tank and is on exhibition at Louis Reichel’s, being quite a curiosity. It resembles a big bloodsucker, and evidently gets its living by fastening onto fish and sucking the blood from them.


Door County Democrat

March 21, 1908

A company to be known as the Sturgeon Bay Bill Posting and Distributing Co. was organized this week. The members are M.V. Cochems, Jos. Witte and Edw. Ollinger. They own a large number of bill boards in the city and will keep these filled with advertising matter as well as engage in distributing all kinds of advertising material for local and outside firms.


Door County News

March 24, 1927

Door County Considered as President’s Summer Home

Door county as a desirable location for President Calvin Coolidge’s summer home has gained considerable prestige during the past few days. The comforts and conveniences of Horseshoe Bay and surrounding property and cottages have thru the generosity of the Green Bay man been extended to President Coolidge and his official party…Should the Horseshoe Bay property be selected as the summer White House, extensive renovations of the cottages will be made which will provide adequate facilities for housing the presidential party and needed office quarters.


Door County News

March 18, 1937

Scarlet Tanagers Spend Winter Here

A flock of scarlet tanagers has wintered in the timber near the Joe Elliott farm home at Little Harbor (north Bayshore). The flock appears to have weathered the season without great suffering, according to H. C. Scofield, who reported seeing the birds Sunday, and said they made daily forays to the feeding trough Mr. Elliott fills for his domestic fowls. Crows were reported as having been seen in the vicinity of Sturgeon Bay a month or six weeks ago.


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