Once Upon Our Peninsula: March 24, 2017

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

A few days ago one of our citizens indulged in eating a small bit of Bologna sausage, which was said to be very nice. Shortly after eating it he was taken sick and suffered severely for several hours.

Moral – Don’t eat Bologna sausage – unless you want to.

Weekly Expositor Independent, March 18, 1881

A special meeting of the Sturgeon Bay Library Association will be held at the office of the Library next Saturday evening 19th inst., for the purpose of taking action in establishing a reading room in connection with the Library. A full attendance of the members is desired.

The Democrat, March 22, 1894

The old city wells which were dug several years ago at the corners of Cedar and St. John streets and Cedar and Spruce streets were filled up during the past week. They were dug by the city for the purpose of securing a water supply at the time when a hand fire engine was used, but they have ceased to be of any use, the water in them having been condemned several years ago by our health officer.

Door County Democrat, March 23, 1901

Mrs. Rohan’s Body Exhumed

A strange coincidence revealed in dreams by two daughters of the late Mrs. Catherine Rohan had its sequel on Thursday of last week when the body of Mrs. Rohan was exhumed at the Catholic cemetery in this city.

Mrs. Rohan died Feb. 15th last, and after the usual lapse of time between death and burial, the body was laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery.

A few weeks elapsed, when two daughters of the dead lady each had a strange dream, the substance of which was that their aged mother had been buried alive.

In the course of a short time one of these ladies related her strange dream to her sister, and found that it corresponded with the other’s dream. Both had dreamed that their mother had been buried alive.

As a sequel to this strange coincidence the two ladies obtained permission to have the body exhumed, to set at rest the weird impression their dreams had left, and this was done.

The body was found, placid and calm as when laid in the casket; the flowers which had been placed on the casket had not even withered; all was well, and once more the body was lowered into the grave for its final rest.

Mrs. Rohan died in Little Sturgeon at the advanced age of seventy-seven years.

Door County News, March 21, 1918

No trains arrived in this city from Green Bay on Wednesday – wash-outs on the road having made it impossible for the cars to get through. It was reported that in some places for miles at a stretch the tracks were under water, caused by the heavy thaws of several days. Indications are that there will be no trains today likewise, which will be the longest period of time that the city has been shut off from service since the road was built.

Door County News, March 23, 1939

“Eureka! Eureka!” shouted Louis Solomon and John Forest on last Saturday morning, for they had both spotted the first robin of the year. “Eureka” is Greek for “By golly, if there ain’t the first robin of the year,” and it was fortunate that the two men were on speaking terms with the language.