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Once Upon Our Peninsula: April 10-17

News from this week’s past

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 Advocate

April 11, 1912

Dr. E. L. Thorp has his hennery on Strawberry island in running order and expects plenty of eggs during the ensuing season. The island is located opposite Fish Creek, and ought to be an ideal place for such an industry. 

The Sturgeon Bay Advocate 

April 12, 1917

LOYALTY CEL’BRATION

CITIZENS OF DOOR COUNTY WILL

UNITE AND JOIN BIG UNIVER­

SAL MOVEMENT TO AROUSE

PATRIOTIC SPIRIT.

MONSTER PARADE AT 1 O’CLOCK

Merchants, Farmers, Band, Boy Scouts, Womens’ Organizations and School Children in Parade. 

A number of public spirited citizens gathered at the office of Dr. F. C. Huff on Monday evening and there inaugurated for Sturgeon Bay and Door county a loyalty celebration, to take place in this city on Saturday of this week. Every city of any size and importance in the state of Wisconsin has come out and shown their enthusiasm and patriotic spirit in the form of a celebration of a similar nature, and Sturgeon Bay is not going to be one of the back numbers.

The object of a loyalty celebration is to create patriotism and enthuse every­ one with the spirit of standing true to our country in the present trying situ­ation. United States has officially de­clared war on the German empire, and yet we are sorry to say that very little enthusiasm of any kind has been dis­played in our city or the surrounding country. Where is Old Glory now?