Looking Back for April 10

20 YEARS AGO

This late 1890s photo from one of the higher elevations shows Onekama and Portage Lake.

This late 1890s photo from one of the higher elevations shows Onekama and Portage Lake.

Successful blood drive

The Medical Careers Class of Manistee High School, under the direction of Ann Knodell and the Manistee/Mason County Chapter of the American Red Cross, held a blood drive at the MHS gym on March 4. They were assisted by National Honor Society members.  A total of 137 persons presented with 124 units complete.

40 YEARS AGO

Cawthorne says he won’t run

Dennis O. Cawthorne, a Manistee native who has served in the Michigan House of Representatives for the past 12 years and as a minority House Minority leader since 1975, announced today he will not seek re-election in 1978.

New sweetening plant

Workmen are coming along well on construction of $6 millon gas sweetening plant being constructed for Shell Oil on Fisk Road in Manistee Township. The job is taking some 65 construction workers and the plant is to be staffed by 19 people when it is completed.

60 YEARS AGO

James Jones on stage

While in New York City recently Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Quale attended a stage show on Broadway “ Sunrise at Camp Bello” and noted one of its cast was “James Jones”. Going backstage to meet him, they found the actor to be the same James Jones who attended Norman Dickson High School several years ago and was winner of school, county and regional honors in forensics.

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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