Last Sunday on this Years of Yore page we took a look back at circuses in Hibbing’s past, especially the 1919 visit of the Walter L. Main Circus.

Among the many much-anticipated events which have been cancelled due to COVID-19 is the Range Shrine Circus which arrives in Hibbing every oth…

“April showers bring May flowers.” Lately, we have had a few showers, so the flowers of May should be emerging soon. This is certainly a year …

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted our lives in so many ways. It has made life scary, unstable, and troubling for so many people.

Often when we talk about history, be it our family history, our country’s history, or world history, we immediately think about the long-ago. …

It’s a tough time for school age youngsters and their parents. “Distance learning” works for some, or works for a while, but there are certain…

The upset and dread these days concerning COVID-19 cannot be denied. Joe and I wish all readers and their families good health in the coming d…

Here on the Years of Yore page last week, “Brooklyn Memories – Part One” described how Brooklyn was platted by A.P. Silliman in 1906. There we…

Towns of all sizes have neighborhoods. My Dad, who grew up in Chisholm, would reminisce about “Pig Town.” You won’t find that on a map, but to…

One of the best things about researching the past is what is often unexpectedly discovered! A person goes searching in old newspapers looking …

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Last week on this Years of Yore page, we remembered the stately St. Louis District Courthouse that was built in North Hibbing. From 1911 until…

Hibbing’s original courthouse, located in North Hibbing, was officially called the St. Louis County District Courthouse. It was considered one…

As Hibbing’s leaders began to plan where to move the town to get out of the way of the mining interests, they looked south.

As previously mentioned on this “Years of Yore” page, 100 years ago, 1920, was a big year for Hibbing as the move from north to south got unde…

The following little stories appeared in the Eastern Itascan newspaper on December 23, 1999. That fine newspaper no longer is printed. The edi…