Looking Back for Dec. 7

20 YEARS AGO

The Standard Lime and Stone factory that was located on the east side of Manistee Lake prior to Martin Marietta being there is shown in this late 1950s photograph.

The Standard Lime and Stone factory that was located on the east side of Manistee Lake prior to Martin Marietta being there is shown in this late 1950s photograph.

Victorian serenity

Manistee’s Community Christmas Tree stands regally across from the City Marina on River Street after the Victorian Sleighbell Parade Saturday evening. Crowds of people admired the various Victorian entries in the parade. One of the highlights of the weekend was the Victorian carol dinner held at the First Congregational Church. The event attracted 91 guests who were treated to an array of food and a choir that sang 17 holiday carols.

40 YEARS AGO

Picketing continues

Picketers carrying signs are still marching back and forth along US-31 in front of West Shore Hospital. They are members of Local 79, AFL/CIO and include housekeeping, kitchen, LPN, aids and office workers. They are seeking a contract to take the place of the one they had that expired on October 1. Not only wages and other provisions at stake, but seniority is said to be the main problem.

60 YEARS AGO

Cost of 2.45 miles of paving is reported

Manistee’s paving program completed during the past summer resulted in the laying of the equivalent of 2.45 miles of 20 foot pavement, with the contractor’s bill amounting to $38,173.62, according to the detailed report submitted to City Manager Otto Damrow by the Cooke Contracting Company of Detroit, which did the work.

Taking dog census

Albert Horneman, dog census taker for Manistee, has completed his canvassing of the Seventh District. He expects to complete the job by Dec. 23 or 24. In 1937, 648 dogs were registered for the city.

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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