Looking Back

The ability to walk on logs floating in water was a unique trait that had to be learned during the lumbering era times by many who worked for lumber camps.

The ability to walk on logs floating in water was a unique trait that had to be learned during the lumbering era times by many who worked for lumber camps.

JUNE 4

40 YEARS AGO

DAV Field Service Unit in Manistee

Twenty four Michigan communities will be visited in June by the Disabled Americans (DAV) new fleet of mobile Field Service Units. The six traveling DAV service offices, housed in specially-equipped 26-foot GMC motor vans, are on a year-long nationwide tour of the United States. The vans will be in Manistee on June 7 in the city park lot north of the bridge on Memorial Drive.

60 YEARS AGO

Baccalaureate at MHS

Baccalaureate services for the Manistee High School Seniors will be held on Sunday evening at 8 o’clock in the high school auditorium. Jane Tobey, high school senior, will play the processional which will be followed by the invocation by the Rev. Virgil Swanson. Speaker for the evening will be the Rev. S.S. Closson, who will charge members of the graduating class with the challenges that they surely will be faced with upon leaving high school.

Second Annual photo exhibit underway

The second annual Manistee County photographic exhibit opened yesterday afternoon at the Civic Center and attracted many interested persons. This year’s exhibit open through Sunday, is sponsored by the Manistee High School Camera Club, with the work of nearly 30 individuals being exhibited.

80 YEARS AGO

Topless suits not allowed

The male human body, tanned a deep bronze from shoulder to waist, may be a thing of beauty to some people but to the city police it is just cause for warning that topless bathing suits will not be allowed at the local bathing beaches this summer. The state park commission, however, in lifting its ban on topless suits, makes available a retreat at Orchard Beach State Park for those young men who have purchased the new type suits.

Pole knocked down by car

Electric light service in some sections of Manistee was disrupted for an hour and a half this morning and Lambert Harrings, Washington Street, luckily escaped injury when his automobile brought a Consumers’Power Company pole bearing high tension wires to the earth at 7:05 this morning on Hancock Street.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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