Looking Back for March 21

40 YEARS AGO

The buildings in downtown Manistee in this 1920s picture look much the same as today, but the streetcars and vehicles tell the story of how it is from a much different era.

The buildings in downtown Manistee in this 1920s picture look much the same as today, but the streetcars and vehicles tell the story of how it is from a much different era.

MRA plans drive for gymnastics equipment

Gymnastics is flying in Manistee. In fact, a one-year old local program has proven so successful that Manistee Recreation Association director Reva Hermann says there is no longer enough equipment or gym time available for all interested persons to take part. More than 200 youngsters have participated in gymnastics since the program was instituted here last April.

Council hears from northside residents

The Manistee City Council heard again from a group of northside residents who fear that the city’s plans for Red Szymarek Park may lead to overdevelopment of the park. The residents feel that the installation of tennis and volleyball courts would put too much concrete in the area and detract from its natural setting. They feel it would be better to install lights and make other improvements at Fifth Avenue Beach which already has tennis courts.

60 YEARS AGO

Recommends building new post office

Upon a recent examination of the Kaleva post office facilities, Carson P. Snyder, district operation manager of the department, has recommended construction of a new post office building. The matter is now in the hands of the real estate division of the department. He recommended a 1,000 square foot building.

80 YEARS AGO

Miller’s Pharmacy

Chet Miller, local pharmacist, has taken over Kinsley’s Drug Store at the corner of First and Division streets and will operate it in the future under the name of Miller’s Pharmacy. The building will be completely remodeled and redecorated throughout and a soda fountain will be installed soon. Mr. Miller has had 16 years experience in the drug business.

Closed for a few hours

The Jeruzal & Swanson shoe store will be closed from 1 to 4 Tuesday afternoon during funeral services for Mrs. Carl Swanson.

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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