From the Archives: June 22 in the Pioneer
What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 years ago
June 22, 2012 -- Concordia Language Village’s Skogfjorden celebrates 50 years of teaching youth the Norwegian language and immersing them in the country’s culture. The program began in 1963 and is one of the largest programs for teaching Norwegian in the world. The celebration event included Norwegian songs, dances and food.
25 years ago
June 22, 1997 -- The Go and Whoa Harness Club is raising interest in draft horses in Bemidji. The club has hosted demonstrations and fair days to increase knowledge about the type of horse, and they recently organized wagon rides for Lake Bemidji State Park visitors that took them to the Bog Walk trail.
50 years ago
June 22, 1972 -- Sixteen Bemidji boy scouts accompanied the Bemidji State College Geological Association to Montana to help hunt for dinosaur bones and other fossils. In an inaugural hunt, the group found fossilized ammonite and the complete bones of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops,and ancient turtles.
100 years ago
June 22, 1922 -- The farm bureau office has warned of increasingly high levels of sawfly larvae feeding on the needles of jack pines in the Bemidji area. There is some concern that their numbers could be harmful to the trees if the population does not decrease naturally. Residents are encouraged to spray their trees with diluted arsenic.