Looking Back Nov. 1

40 YEARS AGO

The Carriage Inn was a popular hotel/restaurant in Manistee as indicated by this 1960s photograph.

The Carriage Inn was a popular hotel/restaurant in Manistee as indicated by this 1960s photograph.

Holmgren passes

Former Manistee County Sheriff, Harry G. “Barry” Holmgren passed away yesterday afternoon. Holmgren was sheriff of Manistee County from 1939-1964 He was born in Manistee in 1898 and attended local school. He later served in the U.S. Coast Guard prior to becoming a sheriff.

Lights lit on oil rig

Lights were lit last night for the first time on an oil rig put up yesterday by the Aztec Producing Co., operating out of Jackson, Michigan. Earlier in the month, Manistee’s City Council passed a resolution agreeing to the drilling sites proposed by the Aztec Producing Co., two of which are located within the city limits. The first rig is located on property north of St. Mary’s Church on the city’s northside.

60 YEARS AGO

Onekama Main Street presents busy picture

Things are bustling along the village’s main street with workers of the Hertel-Deyo Co., the Consumers Power Co., Michigan Bell Telephone Co., and the Michigan State Highway Dept. busy at their jobs. The Hertel-Deyo Co. is the Grand Rapids firm that has been awarded the contract for widening M-22 and installing drainage structures. The large trees lining Onekama’s main street are falling victim to the chainsaws for Consumer’s Power crews. Brush piles and bare tree shrubs are everywhere. Michigan Bell crews are moving cables and poles and State Highway Dept. employees are still surveying.

80 YEARS AGO

Autumn Picnic

Resplendent with a colorful combination of autumn fruits, the tables set for the autumn picnic of the Lakeside Club at the Masonic Temple Monday evening proved a most attractive magnet to the 160 in attendance for the splendid repast served by the committee in charge. Corn stalks and pumpkins were noted in the corner of the hall and large bowlfuls of assorted garden chrysanthemums adorned the parlor.

Will set out warnings

C.P. Emunson today announced that he is preparing another supply of warning placards to be posted throughout the deer hunting areas of Manistee County, warning hunters against shooting does or fawns during the season that opens Nov. 15. “The object is to impress upon hunters coming into this county from southern section that they must be careful,” Emunson said. “Our own boys usually are experienced enough to watch for horns before shooting, but some of the novice hunters that come up here from the large cities are not.”

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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