Looking Back at April 1

An early 1900s look at River Street in Manistee. (Courtesy Photo/Dale Picardat)

20 YEARS AGO

Work progressing

Work continues this week on the upgrading of the High Bridge parking lot and boat access area, as well as construction of a new bridge over the Manistee River. The project is scheduled to be completed in September.

Trinity 6th graders take First

Trinity Lutheran sixth graders recently took first place in their division of the county quiz bowl competition held at Onekama School. Members of the team are: Glendon Butler, Eric Erdman, Nick Suriano, Jane Deising and John Silsbee.

60 YEARS AGO

Favors road along lake

Eugene I. Van Antwerp, Democratic candidate for State Highway Commissioner, said here last night that he favors construction of a lakeshore road between Manistee and Ludington in the future. The former Detroit mayor spoke at a dinner meeting at the Hotel Chippewa and gave his views and opinions on roads and conditions in Michigan.

Barricades at Wilson

The street barricades at the Woodrow Wilson School were placed today and motorists are asked to observe them. The barricades block off Oak Street between First and Second, and Second Street between Oak and Pine. This will enable the school children to play in these two streets without being bothered by passing cars.

80 YEARS AGO

Many buying auto permits

Their last hope for another extension of time gone, Manistee motorists today were flocking to the Board of Commerce offices to purchase 1933 auto permit either in the form of new plates or the installment stickers.

April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day passed in Manistee today without official record of work or practical jokers. No false fire alarms were turned in and the city police received no bogus calls. Individuals, of course, were not as fortunate.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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