Judge reflects on a time before cell phonesThe Carlton County Historical Society hosts a program by Judge Lawrence Yetka called “A Career before Cell Phones” at 1 p.m. April 13.
The Carlton County Historical Society hosts a program by Judge Lawrence Yetka called “A Career before Cell Phones” at 1 p.m. April 13.
Born in Cloquet in 1924, Yetka followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a lawyer. He served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, was a Carlton County Special Municipal Judge, Cloquet City Attorney and a Minnesota Supreme Court Judge for 20 years.
Yetka worked on Hubert Humphrey’s mayoral campaign in Minneapolis and helped welcome President Kennedy to Duluth in 1963.
The program complements the museum’s exhibit “Before Cell Phones”, depicting the tools used at home and in the workplace that are now replaced by cell phones. Two items on exhibit were donated by the judge — a manual typewriter from his law office and an RCA Victor radio from the 1920s.
Phyllis Maher Markley, who worked in the Yetka’s Cloquet law office and used the typewriter on exhibit, introduces the judge.
Coffee and refreshments are available after the program. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and $5 for families. Children under age 5 and CCHS members admitted free of charge. The museum is handicapped accessible. Call 218-879-1938.