May 01-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: May: May 01-05
College Inn, Calumet    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from Michael Keranen
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Photos from Michael Keranen


By
Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 08:17 am:

With graduation ceremonies this weekend at both Michigan Tech and Finlandia, it seemed appropriate to bring a Shoebox Memory of the "College Inn" from days gone by in Calumet. Michael Keranen dug up the wrinkled old photo of this Fifth Street establishment, and also found a calendar which had been preserved, (just in case 1974 ever rolls around again).

A few years ago in the Pasty Cam archives, a paper carrier left this note:

In the early 1970's I delivered the Milwaukee Journal on 5th, 6th,7th & 8th streets in Calumet... There were still several bars, just in Calumet
Starting on fifth, heading north, there was
1-The Grey Hackle
2-315 Club (The Pub)
3-Red Garter Inn
4-L&L
5-College Inn
6-Sharons Bar (Yesterdays)
Turn onto Pine
7-Perko's Tavern(Next to Harters Party Store)
Turn south on Sixth
8-Pichitinos
9-Schuttes
10-Michigan House
11-Luigi's (actually on Portland)
Turn West on Portland
12-Pasich's (Corner of Portland and Eigth)
Turn North on Seventh
13-Al & Angies(Across from Eva's, destroyed by fire)
14-Eva's(Now Randys)
15-Grants(Corner of Oak and Seventh)
16-Eagles Club(Old Italian Hall)
17-Curtis Chappel had a bar near the corner of 8th and Oak also...Until he had an "incident" with the police
18-Ooops knew I'd forget one...The Town Pump on 6th
So, that's 18...did I forget any ??
All the proprietors were great customers... Great people... Many memories of my youth abound.

Anybody else remember the College Inn?

Have a good week... and cheers to the graduating seniors.
By gw-houghton on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 08:29 am:

Been in the College Inn with the folks once or twice. A place almost like the Gunsmoke days.


By NKR Mishawaka IN on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 08:54 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. Love the pictures this morning, especially the calendar with the baby on it. How many people live in Calumet? 18 Bars sounds like alot.


By Dick B. TrollLand on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 09:39 am:

In the late 60's I took a tour of the Calumet bars guided by a friend called Twiggy (he definitely wasn't of that shape, just a forester at MTU)and it's amazing how many of the listed bars we stopped in. 10 cents a shell for Bosch Beer, and the gas to get there was probably around 19 cents. Amazing that I remember any of them, as the brain cells that died in that period of my life were numerous. Schuttes was where I stopped on my way home from the Hospital in Laurium in 1974 to call my brother-in-law about the birth of our first son. I needed change and there wasn't much open after midnight to get it and make a call. Pre-Cell Phone and no phone service north of Centennial Heights then. We were the only people living in that valley at the time.


By SGT Nate Tormala, Michigan on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 09:40 am:

I just wanted to drop by and let all of those pasty.com fans that have checked out my little photo gallery about my fellow soldiers and I that were stationed in Afghanistan know...WE ARE BACK HOME!! its was a long year, but we made it back to this great land of the FREE safe and sound! I'll be adding a few more Afghanistan pics, then a whole bunch of YOOPER pics, once again everyone for all of the great comments and support, rebebmer, you are the reason we were over there. Take care and Keep the Faith!


By gw-houghton on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 09:44 am:

Eva's Bar in Calumet used to have a shell of beer for 10 cents. Sunday afternoons, the place was packed.


By ed/mi on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 09:45 am:

Schuttes was where we would go after the movies at the CALUMET THEATER to "find" our dad for the ride home..I understand there were a large amount of churches in Calumet also..anyone have a number for that??


By FLYINDAMOONEY on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 09:51 am:

The sign of a good community is that the number of bars is approximately equal to the number of churches.......In a working town anyway.......

Hamtramck, Michigan is much the same even today, except that the churches are closing and the bars and still doing well......


By Mr. Bill on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 09:58 am:

NKR Mishawaka IN

In it's hayday, Calumet's population is said to have approached 30,000, and was considered to become the Michigan State Capital.

As most miners were a pretty pretty rugged bunch. 80 some-odd bars seems low ....

I bet Evian sales were low.


By Steve,WI on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 10:02 am:

SGT Nate welcome HOME, I am glad to hear that you made it back safe. Thank you for all you have done!!!!!


By bjl on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 10:24 am:

Sgt. Nate......a BIG welcome home! Thank you for all you and your fellow soldiers do to keep us safe.


By copper country resident on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 10:37 am:

Correct spelling of Schuttes bar was SHUTE'S BAR.


By Bea, salem mi on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 10:47 am:

Welcome home Nate and thank you! Glad toknow you are safe and sound!!!


By Connie, Ft. Belvoir VA on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 11:04 am:

WELCOME HOME SGT. NATE!
Looking forward to more pictures.


By RCW on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 11:12 am:

Sgt Nate,enjoyed your Gallery. Awesome pictures, Thanks for sharing.


By Herb_NW_Wis on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 11:25 am:

Anyone hear the NPR show this morning "the
Splendid Table" ("for people who LOVE to eat")?

The subject of pasties and Michigan came up, but
after figuring out how to pronounce the word, the
hosts of the show never got any farther north or
west than Grand Traverse in their quest for the
perfect pasty. What's up with that?

Another example of the UP getting short changed
at the fag end of creation?


By RW on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 11:42 am:

The bar on Eighth and Oak streets was "Molly's Palm Gardens" for a long time.

As I was told, liquor licenses were issued based on population. Once you had one, they could not cancel it because the population dropped. You can sell/transfer them, and put them in "escrow" (unused status) with the state for three years. Thus, there are many more active licenses than could be issued if they were based on the present population.


By ts on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 12:03 pm:

Shutes bar owner before Bernie Shute got it from his dad was Mike Sutej in croatia-- changed to Shute here later--College inn was owned for yrs by Wayne jutinen--Art Arola bartened there many years after the Vienna Bakery he owned 1/2 of shut down in the early 50s--new all of them well


By ts on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 12:06 pm:

Think thats wayne on the left in the pic might be art arola on the right--he was a big man


By maijaMI on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 12:59 pm:

Shute's and the Michigan House are still operating and have their original decors. Great places for tourists to stop.

Will forever miss the Red Garter which had the best ribs in the whole wide world! (It burned down)


By me-michigan on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 01:46 pm:

can you imagine the big heads after a nite after having some sprits!!! Just think if those stools could talk.


By copper country resident on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 01:59 pm:

Many great times in those taverns. Many stories,
memories to tell. Times aren't like they used to be now.


By gw-houghton on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 02:03 pm:

Red Garter, remember it being kind of a high-class place. Very good food there, though.
Stopped there while out snowmobiling one time,
sure got some looks from people there all dressed up to dine. Kind of felt out of place.


By RW on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 03:18 pm:

I remember when the Rendezvous which was on the Canal Road outside Calumet was open in the '50's. Also the Onagaming (sp?) outside Houghton. People would dress up when they went out to dine.

And that wasn'ta ll bad.....


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 04:48 pm:

Hey, Charlie! How come you're giving a free 2004 calendar with Mother's Day pasty orders?


By jfk, MI on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 05:21 pm:

I grew up in Calumet. It's my original stomping grounds. Lots of fond memories. Calumet is a grand ole town...one of the last where you don't have to worry about locking your door at night.


By John,mi. on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 06:14 pm:

Charlie, On the opening page (index.html) The link in the "Cam Notes" bubble next to today's picture leads to last Sunday's page.


By darrell oinas/Saint Johns Michigan on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 06:45 pm:

I remember Evas, use to be pete and eva and their dog mittsie, not sure of the spelling on the dogs name, when you first walked in there was a small bowling game to your left and as you continued down the tables were to your left and the record playing device and bathrooms were at the back, you could put a dollar on the table and they would bring you ten beers. Then there was that eagles club, walk in the door and right to your left was the enterance to the bar, they had a pooltable and that bar was fantastic a real beauty, and they had a real stuffed eagle in there, as well as currency, dollar bills on the wall, What a shame it is now gone, next to the building was a parking lot for the ford dealership of old cars or should i say used cars and from the used car parking lot was Morrison School, and I could go on and on.


By darrell oinas/Saint Johns Michigan on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 06:50 pm:

I remember Evas, use to be pete and eva and their dog mittsie, not sure of the spelling on the dogs name, when you first walked in there was a small bowling game to your left and as you continued down the tables were to your left and the record playing device and bathrooms were at the back, you could put a dollar on the table and they would bring you ten beers. Then there was that eagles club, walk in the door and right to your left was the enterance to the bar, they had a pooltable and that bar was fantastic a real beauty, and they had a real stuffed eagle in there, as well as currency, dollar bills on the wall, What a shame it is now gone, next to the building was a parking lot for the ford dealership of old cars or should i say used cars and from the used car parking lot was Morrison School, and I could go on and on.


By Sherri Da UP on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 08:39 pm:

Welcome home Sgt Nate..thanks for the pictures and am looking forward more. Glad you are all back safe.


By maijaMi on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 08:49 pm:

gw-Houghton:
wonder if you are thinking of another place. The Red Garter was a friendly, casual place. We never came up with anything but jeans and sweaters, or shorts and t shirts. Never felt uncomfortable in there.

Actually that's one thing I love about the Keweenaw. No matter where you go, you never feel you have to dress up!


By copper country resident on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 08:52 pm:

Remember the Canal Bar near the old Coast Guard Station on M-203? Sunday afternoons were quite busy out there too.


By Dave, Tennessee on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 09:00 pm:

Was Calumet Electronics on 7 th. street? I worked there back in late 70's for afew years,part of it was a old church.Eva's was on the other side of the street.A shell of beer was 25 cents.


By k on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 09:47 pm:

Electronics was in the 300 block of 7th St. On the east side. Eva's Bar was in the 200 block, on the west side.


By John on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 09:51 pm:

Nice Art Deco bar. sure wish they made them like that or at least keep them open


By Betty A, Catalano on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 10:02 pm:

This a photo of my father (now age 97) taken when he was the bookkeeper and manager for the Blatz Beer office in Iron Mountain - an enlargement of the calendar shows 1932

Blatz Beer Office


By Dave of Mohawk on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 10:34 pm:

Calumet Electronics was once located in the old St. John's Church on 7th St., one block north of Eva's on the opposite side of the street. St. John's I believe closed in the early 60's; I used to go to that church but am not sure of the year of closing.


By BIG Sis/MI on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 10:55 pm:

Here in the city limits of Stephenson we have a ratio of 5 to 1 in favor of churches over the tavern. When my Mother lived in Chassell there was an ordinance that forbid alcohol sales within the village limits. Mom was very proud of that law!

Two men from the Negaunee/Ishpeming area bought the recipe for pasties from a commercial pasty maker and opened shops in Gaylord and I think Traverse City. I stopped at the one in Gaylord a few years ago on the way back from Saginaw as I needed a "Yooper fix". They were okay but I still like home made ones where the potatoes, beggy, carrots and onion are cubed and the meat looks like meat and not all smashed together like many of the commercial ones.


By Susan, Fl on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 10:58 pm:

SGT Nate.....welcome home and thank you from the bottom of our hearts....you'll probably never know how much we appreciate you and how glad we are that you are HOME SAFE!


By Rice Lake Alison on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 11:48 pm:

Thank you SGT Nate!!!


By CC Yooper on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 11:52 pm:

Welcome home Sgt. Nate. Thank you for your brave and faithful service. Many prayers have gone out for the safe return of you and your fellow soldiers. Knowing you have made it home safe and sound is the best news ever. Thank you for sharing with all of us a view of your life and circumstances in Afghanistan. It gave us an even greater appreciation for all you were faced with every day as you defended freedom. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May you have a wonderful time reuniting with your loved ones, who must be so very proud of you.


By Andrea , WI on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 11:57 pm:

SGT Nate - Welcome home!
Thanks to you & your family for your sacrifices this past year.
My husband recently returned too, (in early March) following a 13 month deployment.
Relax & enjoy!


By Vicki,MI on Monday, May 2, 2005 - 09:34 am:

Go Bon-Ton have beer eh?? Thank goodness for those bars - otherwise my brothers and I wouldnt be here - that's where my parents met while my father was stationed up there in the Air Force - Welcome back home Sgt. Nate - god bless you and thank you for all that you have done!!


By maryding, Laurium on Monday, May 2, 2005 - 10:50 am:

I used to manage the bar and bartend at the Mich (Michigan House) in the late-70's and early 80's. I believe Curt Chappel's place on 8th street was called "The Bridge". I remember his "incident" and seem to recall it happened on a Sunday afternoon in the summer. On that Sunday, our regular crew was hanging out at Grant's Bar, at that time it was called the Forest Inn. Would the Elk's Club on the corner of Sixth & Wedge also qualify as a bar from this era?


By Pam, Fruitport on Monday, May 2, 2005 - 02:52 pm:

WELCOME HOME!!! SGT Nate! Looking forward to your pictures. Infinite Peace


By Gus LL on Monday, May 2, 2005 - 06:56 pm:

AL DE Marois, owned the College Inn before Wayne Juntunen. al was a great guy with a heart of gold.
He wasn't too big of a man but he did his own bouncing when things got rough around the bar.


By Marie/Lake Linden on Monday, May 2, 2005 - 07:41 pm:

Welcome home Sgt. Nate. A big thank you to you and all the others for your serving to keep us protected and free. Thank you to all the families and parents that have had to see you off to distant shores. God bless you and yours. I'm glad your safely home, have prayed for you and the others daily.

God Bless, Mary


By pch.co on Monday, May 2, 2005 - 08:22 pm:

Anybody have any memories of the 400 bar in Lake Linden. My Grandpa used to own it and he would always tell me the most interesting stories.


By Larry Kangas on Monday, May 2, 2005 - 09:32 pm:

there was the Homestead on the waterworks road too


By nudsy on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - 02:35 am:

Was the Woodcrafters building that burnt in 2003 the College Inn building? I remember the bar, but not exactly where it was.


By Pete, Alberta CA on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - 09:44 am:

400 Bar?
Morley Mills would always play for beers on the shuffleboard table.

Gee I think we would pay 20 cents for beer


By dude man on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - 10:20 am:

this is sweet man


By pj,mi on Monday, May 9, 2005 - 11:06 pm:

I remember Sharon's Bar (Yesterday's) when it was the North End orThor's.


By Becky -- Florida on Sunday, June 5, 2005 - 03:08 pm:

We went to the Onagaming Club for dinner several times when I was growing up (in the 60's and 70's) We're taking a trip to the UP in July --- does anyone know if the Onagaming Club still exists?

Thanks!


By ts on Sunday, June 26, 2005 - 11:13 am:

Before thors it was Rautios--we used to go in there shinning shoes--was that Al De Marios the one who later rented out boats at lake medora and lived winters upstairs of Vienna bakery-wife was oli--think they raised loko lane


By Toivo from Toivola (Toivo) on Monday, September 5, 2005 - 08:06 am:

I just noticed the menu at the bottom of the page missing.


By Toivo from Toivola (Toivo) on Monday, September 5, 2005 - 08:07 am:

Now it's back. Wah!


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