Former paperboy remembers time at Globe


December 14, 2019

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

Dean Gustafson of Mercer holds a tape measure he received from the Daily Globe when he was a paperboy in high school and living in Hurley. It is marked "Ironwood Daily Globe Christmas 1957."


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The Daily Globe's 100th anniversary special edition of Nov. 18 got Dean Gustafson of Mercer thinking about a memento of his youth.

He grew up in Hurley and was a paperboy for the Daily Globe for a few years including his freshman year in high school. That year for Christmas, the newspaper presented each of its carries with a six-foot tape measure. On Tuesday, Gustafson brought the tape measure to the Daily Globe's office, offering it to be put on display.

The two-inch square, shiny silver case with a white metal tape inside is marked "Ironwood...

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