"I should say, Mr. Pound, it would be perfectly possible of me to take that much on some occasion in the past thirty-four years or nearly, to drink two mint juleps together, but I don't think so; I think not. "
George A. Newett, Ishpeming's most noted newspaperman, was the editor of the Iron Ore.
Roosevelt Vs. Newett ConflictEdit
“Roosevelt lies, and curses in a most disgusting way, he gets drunk too, and that not infrequently, and all of his intimates know about it.”
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President Theodore Roosevelt sued George Newett, editor of a Michigan newspaper called the Iron Ore, for libel after the paper claimed, “Roosevelt lies, and curses in a most disgusting way, he gets drunk too, and that not infrequently, and all of his intimates know about it.”
National Ski AssociationEdit
George Newett was the only American born founder of the National Ski Association. Although a non-ski jumper he was the editor and publisher of the Iron Ore and actively promoted skiing and played a significant role in the Americanization of the sport. He compiled the first history of the Ishpeming Ski Club and was a witness to the very earliest history of ski sport.