Curated from rare historical newsprint archives, find below fascinating Scorpion-related newspaper excerpts from the “Remember When?” section of the Crosby-Ironton Courier (serving the Cuyuna Lakes region since 1911). Do yourself a favor, and consider a subscription today so you can enjoy “Remember When?” week after week.
February 14, 1962 - The Crosby-manufactured Trail-A-Sled made an appearance on the national TV show, “Today”, last Friday morning. The Trail-A-Sled was featured in a story on winter fishing on Mille Lacs Lake.
April 3, 1963 - Another creation by Trail-A-Sled made its appearance in the recent heavy snows. It is powered by a six horsepower air-cooled motor and goes a top speed of 20 miles per hour. It is driven by a steel-cleated track and steered by two front skiis.
April 17, 1974 - Scorpion Inc., of Crosby, will hold a 1975 Snowmobile introduction, open to the public, on Friday in the C-I High School auditorium at 2:30 PM.
May 15, 1974 - Harvey V. Paulson, president of Scorpion. Inc., snowmobile manufacturer of Crosby, delivered the keynote address at the International Snowmobile Congress in Minneapolis Tuesday, May 14.
February 23, 1983 - An engine developed at Cuyuna Engine in Crosby has been selected by the Boeing Co. to power its new remote piloted vehicle (RPV) called “Pave Tiger.” According to Lisa Worth of Cuyuna Engines, details or production of the engine are still being worked out with Boeing. Cuyuna Engines, as of this week, has 73 employees.
February 12, 2003 - Scorpion/Trail-A-Sled co-founder Richard Harrison was selected for induction into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame in Grand Rapids. He has also been selected to received the Allan Hetteen Memorial Award of Merit (named in honor of the founder of Polaris).