Bygones: When Iron Rangers were bused to blueberries
News Tribune, July 30, 1920
- Buses left Hibbing yesterday morning carrying 400 blueberry pickers on the annual berry-picking excursion, organized by the Commercial Club. The event is held every year to give families without automobiles an opportunity to go into the country to get berries for canning.
- The Ely Commercial Club is seeking funding to build a miniature reproduction of the waterfalls, lakes, and rivers of St. Louis County to exhibit at this year's Minnesota State Fair. The exhibit will hopefully draw some fair-goers to vacation in the county.
- The first collection of Finnish-language books ever added to the Duluth Public Library collection will arrive soon and be placed in circulation. Miss Frances Earhart, head librarian, said the books should attract foreign-born citizens to the library.
- Yesterday's ideal weather attracted about 2,000 people to the retail and wholesale grocers' picnic in Superior's Billings Park. Two popular features of the afternoon were the baseball game, won by the wholesalers 9-7, and the tug of war, also won by the wholesalers.
Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at email@example.com.