Looking Back for June 14

40 YEARS AGO

Cooley Bridge located on M-55 was a popular recreation spot for people from this area in the 1930s.

Cooley Bridge located on M-55 was a popular recreation spot for people from this area in the 1930s.

Sidewalk project

The city’s sidewalk project is progressing as workers laid a stretch of concrete at Maple and Water streets this morning. The sidewalks, being built with an $843,000 federal grant, are due for completion in early December. Approximately six miles of city sidewalks are involved in the project.

Private party would build doctor’s offices

Private enterprise will build a proposed doctors’ office next to West Shore Hospital if one is built at all, according to action at a Manistee County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday. The action came during the afternoon session of the county board. Tuesday morning the board heard a representative from Campbell Development Company, Detroit who explained the purpose of building the offices. He said they would not build until they have written commitment from doctors indicating they will rent at least 7,500 square feet of floor space.

60 YEARS AGO

Terwilliger is Strawberry Queen

Miss Diane Terwilliger of Kaleva was selected queen to reign over the strawberry festival in Copemish July 4 and 5. Miss Winona Erickson of Onekama and Miss Barbara Griner of Pomona were selected for the queen’s court.

80 YEARS AGO

County project

A grade separation project in Manistee County was included in a program which was approved by the state highway department in Lansing today. The Manistee job calls for construction of overhead separation and approaches at Pere Marquette tracks on M-115 southwest of Thompsonville at a cost of $70,000.

Warehouse secured

Through the efforts of the city and the Board of Commerce, facilities for an Emergency Relief Administration warehouse that will serve all Northern Michigan have been secured here. The property secured is the Sands barn at the east end of River Street. It will be rented from the Sands estate and is now being repaired.

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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