Feb 21-16

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2016: February: Feb 21-16
Schoolcraft County Logging Camp late 1800's     ...scroll down to share comments
Public Domain courtesy of SCHS
Manistique Handle Company     ...scroll down to share comments
Public Domain courtesy of SCHS
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 11:46 pm:

If you love U.P. history like my wife and I do, you will enjoy the website of the Schoolcraft County Historical Society, schs.cityofmanistique.org. There you will find a wealth of historical pictures of the Manistique area, as well as scenes from other areas of the U.P.

The long horn caught my eye in the top photo. It's called a Gabriel Horn, and for our friends who frequent Gitche Gumee in Eagle River, you have probably heard Mel Jones play such a horn. It was used to signal the lumberjacks for meals and other scheduled routines.

The second picture is the crew of the Manistique Handle Company that began operations in 1912. At its peak it produced 35-40,000 broom handles monthly. Next week we will bring a couple of other rare gems from the SCHS website.

The above mention of my wife reminds me that some had asked for an update on Edie, my co-producer of Pasty Central Day in History (which happens to feature Manistique in today's installment). As you may know, Edie had a stroke just after New Year's Day, and has been recovering at Portage Point in Hancock. She is doing well and sends her regards to our Pasty Cam friends, thanking you for the prayers and concern this extended family has expressed.

Have a good week :o)

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, February 22, 2016 - 12:59 am:

Those are some mighty big broom handles lying on the ground among the workers at the Manistique Handle Company! 😉

So glad to hear that Edie is doing well.
Still more wishes for her speedy and full recovery!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, February 22, 2016 - 08:15 am:

I love these older pictures. History was
never a favorite subject of mine kn
school, but I sure enjoy it now. Thanks.

So happy to hear that Edie's doing well.
Praying she gets out soon.

By a troll below the bridge lol (Wolterdr) on Monday, February 22, 2016 - 09:04 am:

Edie, I sure miss your picture explanations;
you're very expressive, and "talk" each picture so
well! I look forward to reading your posts with
the daily pics again! :)
Thanks for the update, Charlie; thanks for keeping
Pasty Cam alive & well!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, February 22, 2016 - 01:13 pm:

How good to hear Eddie is progressing well! We pray that continues.

Looking at the pictures you are reminded what a tough life it was in the camps.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, February 22, 2016 - 07:25 pm:

Get well, Edie! You and Charlie do such a great job, along with
Mary Drew, of keeping Pasty.Cam alive and well. Praying for you.

By Diana P. (Diana) on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 07:42 am:

Charlie, thank you so much for the update! Edie, daily prayers for your complete recovery continue. God bless! :-)

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