Jan 11-15

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2015: January: Jan 11-15
Marcus Schaaf's compass 1910    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from Michigan Historical Museaum
Tape measure    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from Michigan Historical Museaum
Warm coat    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from Michigan Historical Museaum


By
Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 11:43 pm:

From this weekend's Escanaba Daily Press:

LANSING, Mich. (AP) The granddaughter of Michigan's first state forester has donated his compass, coat and other artifacts to the Michigan Historical Museum.

Marcus Schaaf was hired in 1910 as the first forester at the Michigan Public Domain Commission, an agency that eventually became the Department of Natural Resources. He's credited with developing, surveying and consolidating millions of acres of forest over 40 years.

The DNR says the donations include Schaaf's heavy wool coat, which is lined with animal fur, and a 66-foot metal measuring tape.

Museum director Linda Endersby says she grateful that Suzan Schaaf is sharing her grandfather's legacy.

Hope it has been a pleasant weekend for you and your family. Unusually busy for Edie and me, here at the Beacon House in Marquette. How about that Green Bay win!

Have a good week :o)
By
jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 05:20 pm:

Way to go Pack!!!


By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 11:34 pm:

Good job, Charlie! You NEVER letus down! :)


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, January 12, 2015 - 04:23 am:

Nice pieces of history.


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, January 12, 2015 - 05:01 am:

very interesting. that coat sure does look warm.


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, January 12, 2015 - 08:02 am:

It does, Mickill


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, January 12, 2015 - 08:28 am:

KOSK; how is it going?


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, January 12, 2015 - 08:40 am:

If Mr. Schaaf were around today, PETA would give him grief about that coat.;>
Charlie, hope you and Edie can get some much needed rest this week!


By philip odum (Phishinfill) on Monday, January 12, 2015 - 09:41 am:

great story charlie..nice find..thanks for sharing
!!!


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, January 12, 2015 - 04:39 pm:

Going good, Mickill.


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