Looking Back at June 29

The S.S. Isle Royal goes through the Maple Street Bridge in Manistee in the early 1900s. At times the bridge was also referred to as the Washington Street Bridge. (Courtesy Photo/Dale Picardat)

20 YEARS AGO

New business

The Fishbone Trading Company recently celebrated its grand opening at its River Street location and on hand to present them with a “First Dollar of Pure Profit” plaque were the Manistee County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. The new store will be offering functional art and accessories for the home and cottage. The work of regional artistians will be represented and the shop is being run by Renee and Doug Coombs and Frances Parker.

40 YEARS AGO

NMU dean’s list

Northern Michigan University has announced that 1,306 of its students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester of the 1972-1973 school year. David Hoeh of Kaleva and Ray Jankowski and Raymond Zavada of Manistee were the Manistee County honor students included on the honor list.

60 YEARS AGO

Lightning hits home

The storm which struck the city and county Saturday night not only produced a lot of rainfall but also caused damage to a home on the River Road, Route One, Manistee. At 1 a.m. Sunday the home of Hans Iverson was struck by lightning, causing some inside damage but no injuries to the occupants.

Salts workers on strike

Union employees of Local 13661, United Mine Workers of America, went on strike at 7 a.m. today at the Manistee Salt Works. The strike affects approximately 150 workers.

80 YEARS AGO

A & P store opening

The grand opening of the local store of The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, said by H.C. Pfeifer, district manager, to be the finest A & P Store in Northern Michigan, will be held Friday and Saturday.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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