Looking Back for April 14

20 YEARS AGO

A train crosses Highbridge is this 1930s photograph. The bridge was used to cross the Manistee River.

A train crosses Highbridge is this 1930s photograph. The bridge was used to cross the Manistee River.

 

Racing returns

The winged serpent cars are returning to the Manistee County Fair after a year’s absence. The car will be for one night only, July 26, and will be offering hot laps, heat races and a 20-car main feature. The winged serpent cars are specially designed to compete on dirt tracks. The engines are 600 horsepower and attain speeds of 100 mph, weighing about 1,400 pounds.

40 YEARS AGO

Employees demonstrate

Some 20 employees of the Glen of Michigan in Manistee demonstrated yesterday in support of a drive to limit textile imports. The demonstration, set up by members of Local 355, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, began at the Glen and proceeded along River Street, and back to the plant, according to Isabel Steffins, union local president.

80 YEARS AGO

Dog owners given warning

A number of residents have complained to police about dogs running over newly prepared garden spots and making themselves a general nuisance about the city. Chief of Police Frank Kruse again reminded owners today of the city ordinance that requires all pets to be kept on their home premises.

Elks to hold Yiddish night

“You’ve seen the rest, now see the best,” is the motto of Irving Friedman and his committee arranging for Yiddish night, next in a series of nationality nights being put on in the meetings of the Manistee Lodge. Following a 6:30 dinner, a “real Yiddish banquet”, a show will be given.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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Mark Fedder is the executive director of the Manistee County Historical Musuem. He can be reached at (231) 723-5531 ormanisteemuseum@yahoo.com.

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