Looking Back for Oct. 26

40 YEARS AGO

Salt wells were a familiar site around Manistee Lake in the early 1900s.

Salt wells were a familiar site around Manistee Lake in the early 1900s.

 

School study planning begins

A school board funded project aimed at learning more about citizen concerns about education in the Manistee School district got underway yesterday. Forty three Manistee area citizens and Dr. Eric Gordon, consultant from Michigan State University, met for more than three hours last night to begin the task of identifying educational goals of the community.

60 YEARS AGO

Special Masonic event

Only once in a lifetime will you ever see the Master Mason’s degree put on as it will be in the Manistee Masonic Lodge on November 9th. The work will be put on by the Past Masters of the Grand Rapids Blue Lodges. Every member of the degree team is a past master. They are without a doubt the most perfect and qualified group that is possible to get. A dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. at the temple at $1.50 per person. All are urged to make a special effort to attend.

80 YEARS AGO

Local schools to be closed

Public schools will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week when teachers attend the teachers’ convention at Grand Rapids. The convention will have as it’s theme: “School As A Molder of Personality”.

Parade will start at 7

The annual Kiddie Costume Halloween Parade and Lyric Theater party will take place on October 30 with the parade starting at 7 p.m., forming at Division and River streets and marching down River to the Lyric where all kiddies in costume will be entertained at a free show.

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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