Looking Back for March 8

40 YEARS AGO

Carriage houses were a common thing for most of Manistee's affluent members of society in the 1890s.

Carriage houses were a common thing for most of Manistee’s affluent members of society in the 1890s.

City approves park plan

The Manistee City Council last night adopted a far-reaching parks and recreation plan for the city following a few comments of opposition from the audience. The plan includes a comprehensive, long-range plan for parks development over the next 10 years and a shorter, five-year program with suggested priorities for the next five years. The general parks plan is required before the city can qualify for state and federal funds to help do the work.

Vandals hit Kaleva

Sixteen tires on nine vehicles parked in the Kaleva area were punctured Monday causing an estimated $950 worth of damage, according to troopers at the Manistee Post of the Michigan State Police. In addition, the windshield of another car was smashed with a soft drink bottle, causing another $200 worth of damage. Officers said eight tires on five vehicles parked at Kaskinen Chevrolet Inc. were slashed with a total loss of $640. Other victims around the village were amounted to the remainder of the grand total of damage done.

60 YEARS AGO

New post office in the offing

Contract is to be let this month for construction of a building to house the post office at Onekama. The building is to be built by private capital, with the postal department guaranteeing a ten-year lease. Specifications call for 1,000 square feet of floor space to be provided. The building is to be completed and ready for use by March, 1959.

80 YEARS AGO

Reopened

The Modern Beauty Shop, located at 710 Kosciusko St., has been reopened under the management of Miss Thelma Burns who announces that all lines of beauty culture will be practiced.

Visit plant

Members of the Manistee High School chemistry classes accompanied by Holland Capper, instructor, visited the Consumer’s Power Co. gas plant this morning.

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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