Once Upon Our Peninsula: May 5, 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, May 1, 1874

The Temperance Movement in Sturgeon Bay.

The excitement in the temperance cause in Sturgeon Bay is become more and more intense….A meeting of the citizens was called last Monday evening, which filled the church to overflowing….Geo. Pinney being chosen chairman, the meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Richards. The chairman stated that the objects of the meeting were to adopt some practical measures for aiding the cause of temperance….

Weekly Expositor Independent, May 4, 1883

It would be a good idea, now we are a full blown city, to have a few lanterns procured, and have streets lighted on dark nights. It would not tell well “for the most important city” of Northern Wisconsin to go without light, when the moon is out of sight, and the stars behind the clouds. Give, oh, give us light!

Door County Democrat, May 6, 1893

Painless Dentistry

J.W. Campbell, dentist, of 95 Wisconsin St., Milwaukee, Wis., has arranged to visit Sturgeon Bay, the 9th and 10th of each month for two days practice of dentistry, with headquarters at the Northwestern Hotel. The Dr. comes with a painless method of extracting teeth, and will take out from one to a full set in less than three minutes, without pain or danger to the patient, and without their having the slightest knowledge of the operation. The Dr. has used this method 14 years in constant practice with most happy results.

Door County Democrat, May 2, 1903

Thomas Johnson, a familiar jail character and a pretty worthless sort of a fellow, is again serving a sentence in the city jail, having been sent up by Judge Easson for 22 days. The charge against Johnson in this instance was brought up by policeman Eugene Bernard of the fourth ward. Johnson was drunk and disorderly, notwithstanding that he is on the black list.

Door County Democrat, May 2, 1913

Appointed Keeper of Cana Island.

Conrad Stram, who has been master of the Peshtigo Reef lightship during the past three seasons, on Saturday received his appointment as keeper of the Cana Island light, succeeding Jesse Brown as keeper, who was transferred to South Haven.

Door County Democrat, May 2, 1913



There has been rumor floating in Baileys Harbor for some time past that there was a possibility of this village getting electric current from the Wisconsin Public Service company in the not far distant future. With the line to Valmy practically half the distance is covered already. It is understood that if enough business could be guaranteed the company the line would be extended to this point.

Door County Democrat, May 4, 1939

State Historian Here

For Dedication

Charles E. Brown, director of the state historical museum in Madison, will be the special speaker at the dedication of the Door County Museum on Cherry Blossom Sunday, May 21, Harry Dankoler, local curator, disclosed this week. Gov. Heil will lay the cornerstone for the museum during the ceremonies. Others participating in the ceremonies will be H.R. Holand, leading county historian, and Mr. Dankoler.

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