Looking Back for Dec. 22

20 YEARS AGO

The E.R. Peters Lumber and Salt Mill that was located in Eastlake is shown in this photograph from the mid 1890s.

Forbes wins title

Aaron Forbes was tournament champion and Manistee finished with a record of 2-2 at the Pine River Invitational team wrestling tournament in Leroy. Forbes, wrestling at 140 pounds, won all four of his matches at the team dual style tournament. He won by pinfall against Shelby and Muskegon Catholic and by decision against Pine River and Ithaca. Ryan Landis and Kris Maddox both finished second in the tournament each winning three of four matches.

40 YEARS AGO

All aboard!

All aboard for the holiday season! The defunct Manistee and Northeastern Railroad came back to life last night at the annual Lincoln School Christmas program. Students sang carols and recited dialogues, while artistic scenes (one that included the M.N. & E.) enacted the words of several classes supplying the talent. Christmas vacation starts today for all students in the Manistee Public Schools.

“Hot Lead and Cold Feet…and Mr. Toad”

Now playing at the Vogue Theatre is the Walt Disney production, “Hot Lead and Cold Feet” starring Don Knotts and Darren McGavin. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Also playing along with “Hot Lead” is the animated short, “The Madcap Adventures of Mr. Toad”.

60 YEARS AGO

Onekama faculty has party

The faculty of the Onekama School enjoyed their annual Christmas party and dinner at the Lutheran Church dining room on this past week. A delicious meal was served by the Ladies’ Aid Society. Gifts were presented by the group to Supt. V.A. Warner, Principal Clarence Mallison, and Mrs. Ruth Kataja, Secretary. Each person also brought a gift, not for exchange as usual, but to be presented to inmates of the State Hospital at Traverse City. Mrs. Pauline Deal was in charge of these and delivered them to the hospital.

80 YEARS AGO

Roof fire put out

A fire on the roof of a house at 176 Monroe Street was put out by Manistee firemen yesterday afternoon before it had caused more than slight damage. The call was received at 4:45 p.m. from box S and ten minutes later chemical extinguishers in the hand of the firemen had wiped out the last trace of flame.

Many visit campgrounds

The four Forest Service campgrounds in the Manistee District of the Manistee National Forest have been subjected to heavy usage ever since early last spring. The campgrounds are Bear Track, River Drive, and Driftwood Valley campgrounds on the Little Manistee River and Horseshoe Bend Campground on the Big Manistee River. The visitor’s register sheets, which have been carefully kept up to date at each campground, show that visitors have come from 26 states and the District of Columbia in addition to France and Argentina.

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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