Looking Back July 6

40 YEARS AGO

The breakwater at the beach has always been a vital part of the shipping industry in Manistee. Workers are shown doing repairs in the early 1900s.

The breakwater at the beach has always been a vital part of the shipping industry in Manistee. Workers are shown doing repairs in the early 1900s.

Korwin attends seminar

David Korwin of Manistee was among the 220 Michigan teenagers attending the 14th annual Young People’s Citizenship Seminar last month. The seminar was sponsored by Michigan Farm Bureau of Lansing and its member county organizations. This week long seminar was at Albion College and emphasized the free enterprise system, the American political scene and democracy.

60 YEARS AGO

Festival to end today

The final hours of the three-day Forest Festival program approached today after activities of the second day were held in perfect weather yesterday. Highlighting this afternoon’s schedule is the water ski show to be presented by Charles Sligh.

 Gov. Williams has high praise

Gov. G. Mennen Williams visited Manistee yesterday as part of the Manistee National Forest Festival program and following a whirlwind automobile caravan tour of the city and suburbs, including stops at various building sites, made a re-evaluation of Manistee. “Four years ago, I said that Manistee was a great city but one which was sound asleep. I can certainly see now that it has been awakened,” said Gov. Williams.

 80 YEARS AGO

 More than 200 join in banquet honoring forester

The main dining room of the Hotel Chippewa became the “cook shanty” of the Banana Belt Lumber Company Saturday night when more than 200 persons including Forest Service officials and workers from the Manistee National Forest, residents of Muskegon, Cadillac and Manistee gathered to honor Regional Forester Lyle F. Watts of Milwaukee, in charge of all the forests in this region.

 Market to open July 13

The opening of the farmers’ market in the city parking lot on Maple Street has been postponed until Tuesday, July 13, the market committee announced today.

 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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