Looking Back at Nov. 5

An early 1900s view of Manistee's industrial district on Manistee Lake. (Courtesy Photo/Dale Picardat)

An early 1900s view of Manistee’s industrial district on Manistee Lake. (Courtesy Photo/Dale Picardat)

20 YEARS AGO

Mailboxes moved

Don’t be alarmed if you noticed the outdoor drop boxes missing from in front of the Manistee Post Office. They’ve simply been moved to a new location. According to police, a Manistee woman called 9-1-1 earlier this week when discovering the boxes were gone. Manistee City Police were dispatched but they advised the boxes weren’t stolen, but just relocated to the rear of the building.

40 YEARS AGO

Bond’s Saddle Shop

Jerry Bond has moved his saddle shop into a different building on his farm — the house attached garage. The public is invited to a grand opening in the new quarters on Saturday, Nov. 10. Free coffee and doughnuts will be served all day.

60 YEARS AGO

Pharmacy talk

In another of a series of occupational talks, Don Berglund spoke on pharmacy at last night’s regular meeting of the Kiwanis Club at the Hotel Chippewa. He told of the educational requirements for a pharmacist’s license and said they are being increased from year to year, pointing out that four year course of study is now demanded, compared to a two-year course not long ago.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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