Looking Back for Aug. 13

20 YEARS AGO

The R.G. Peters Sawmill was one of the many mills that surrounded Manistee Lake and is shown in this 1880s photograph.

The R.G. Peters Sawmill was one of the many mills that surrounded Manistee Lake and is shown in this 1880s photograph.

New business entering tax-free zone

The Renaissance Zone gained another new business yesterday morning when Bob and Paula Gentz of Kaleva signed the final papers for a land purchase there. They bought a little over three acres of land in the Kaleva Renaissance Zone for a total cost of $4,860. They expect to build a new office in the Renaissance Zone site, which is nearly across the street from Park Street address in Kaleva.

60 YEARS AGO

Road graded

In compliance with instructions agreed upon last fall at a joint meeting of the Bear Lake and Pleasanton Township boards, the County Road Commission has recently completed full grading and graveling of the town line road running from the Road 600 corner eastward to the Bear Lake shoreline near Twin Oaks. This involved taking out some 33 feet or more, adjoining the Hunawill property that had been fenced in.

80 YEARS AGO

Moth spraying

The first spraying for the second generation of coding moth should have been completed on standard winter varieties of apples in this county by August 10, or slightly later as determined by the temperature at nightfall.

Legion picnic

Members of the American Legion, the Legion Drum and Bugle Corps, their wives and families enjoy the organization’s annual summer picnic tomorrow at Lone Oak, south of the city on the Lake Michigan shore. Coffee, cream, and sugar will be furnished for the picnic dinner and members will assemble at the picnic grounds at noon.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

avatar

Posted by Mark Fedder

Mark Fedder is the executive director of the Manistee County Historical Musuem. He can be reached at (231) 723-5531 ormanisteemuseum@yahoo.com.

Leave a Reply