Sep 28-14

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2014: September: Sep 28-14
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Photo from Paul Meier
'20's in the Copper Country    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Paul Meier

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 04:39 pm:

Another Shoebox Memory from Paul Meier:

I have been scanning old negatives again. I found these of my Grandfather's uncle John Haun who, I believe, is the fellow on the bumper. He was an example of upward mobility in the Copper Country. John Haun went underground in February 1891 as a 14 year old drill boy in the Hecla Branch. He was promoted to miner in 1898. In 1903 he started as a timberman. By 1908 he was a trammer captain. Finally, in March 1914 he was promoted to Shift Boss. It appears he was injured in 1919 and in 1924. He left C&H in 1927 and moved to Milwaukee, Wisc. He and his family lived at 1571 Hecla St. and later at 1673 Lake Linden Ave. His wife, Kate (O'Connor# Haun died in 1925 and is buried in Lake View. John died in 1941 and is buried in Milwaukee.

These photos were made sometime between 1920 and 1927 probably at the Lake Linden Ave house. The fellows sitting on the roof of the car appear to be John's son Francis on the left and nephew Louis Haun on the right. I have no idea who the guys on the running boards are, or the people in the background. It was summertime in the Copper Country in the roaring '20s.
Thanks, Paul, for again transporting us to the past.

As we conclude another month, the World Wide Web concludes 20 years since the beginning of E-commerce in September of 1994. It was that month when Pizza Hut introduced online ordering. Few people even knew about “the web”, but by the end of that year there were over 1 million browsers installed #the old original Netscape/Mosaic), and the Internet as we know it was off and running. Pasty Central in its earliest form began 5 months later, in May of 1995, with the Snow Thermometer.

Have a good week :o)
Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 05:23 pm:

Love looking at old pictures like this. Reminds me of pictures of my grandpa. Thanks!!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 05:39 pm:

Now those fellas knew how to dress! ;)

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 06:01 pm:

The old cars are cool. Any ideas what they are? I know they are not Fords.

By Havrylak Kern (Havrylak) on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 06:10 pm:

That 2nd photo is a real gem. Proof that "photo-bombing" was alive and well in the Roaring 20s? Thanks to Paul Meier for this pic and all that wonderful Copper Country history he posts at the Copper Country Explorer.

By Jose (Jtraveler) on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 09:09 pm:

There's just something classy about black & white photography, methinks.

Thanks for sharing.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 09:35 pm:

Janie, judging by the hood ornament and other details, I'm guessing that is a 1925 Flint (concept car), built in Flint, MI.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 07:41 am:

Thanks Shirley!

By philip odum (Phishinfill) on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 03:34 pm:

Love the classic b & w kool thanks
paul meier for sharing these gems...and pasty for

By Joseph Geshel (Calumetkid) on Friday, October 3, 2014 - 07:24 am:

I have a few photos of my dad from the 20s and 30s that look a lot like these. Thanks for sparking that memory.

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