February 19, 1918 – Full diary entry:
“Got back to Sauk Centre + Nora tonight. Had to go out to her house to get her. Very cold. Drove out with Tom Smith. Slept at Palmer House.”
The Denzines lived on North 4th Street in Sauk Centre, at least as of the 1910 census. I don’t know how near the lake they were.
The city’s first hotel, the Sauk Centre House, burned to the ground in 1900. In 1901, the Palmer House opened. It was the first building in the city to offer electricity and was said to be popular with visiting salesmen and the locals.
I wish I knew how Robert and Nora met. His business address (he was a salesman for Swift & Co.) was a PO box in Sauk Centre. Nora’s family lived there.