June 24-07

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Photo by Brian Rendel

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 07:33 am:

The next couple of weeks are going to be huge here in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Besides hosting Pasty Fest June 29 - July 1 and the big Firefighters Tournament here next weekend, there is also a notable milestone being celebrated in Houghton-Hancock June 30 - July 2. For half a century the world has been fascinated by a small flying saucer - originally called the "Pluto Platter" - which today we all know as the Frisbee. Right up the road in Eagle Harbor back in the late 50's, the Healy Brothers developed an extreme sport which they went on to dominate in tournament competition in the 60's. Guts Frisbee celebrates 50 years as the Copper Country welcomes visitors from around the world next weekend for the International Frisbee Tournament.

Our thanks to Brian Rendel, who captured this dramatic moment in the 1980 competition - and another memorable Shoebox Memory.

Have a good week :o)

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 09:34 am:

Would ya look at those shorts. Almost takes your mind off from the sport being played.

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 11:20 am:

George Hite has some more detail about the history of the sport on eagleharborweb.net

By Vicky P (Vickyp) on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 12:27 pm:

Is there a Frisbee in the picture?

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 12:38 pm:

As a child, I remember the big hoop de doo at the baseball park in Eagle Harbor when the folks had their tournaments. It was very entertaining.
Congratulations on 50 years!

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 05:28 pm:

I agree Margaret! It was more "interesting to watch Basketball back then. I think the shorts(????)they wear now are ridiculous.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 06:53 pm:

Hello all, we were playing frisbee at the lake today! Just a little catch though.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 07:54 pm:

Fran, Margaret and Liz.....you saucy ladies, you!!!

By Bob Camps (Bcampsinaz) on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 10:42 pm:

What a pleasant surprise to see my good friends that I went to school with and hung out with for years. From left to right are David Wyble, Scott Stewart, Ron Arvo and Alan Pyhtila. We all graduated in 1977 and 1978 from Houghton High. My family and I are making the long drive from AZ to Houghton starting this Friday. Looks like we will miss the Pasty Fest and the Frisbee event but we won't miss the big celebration in South Range on the Fourth.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 11:28 pm:

Margaret,Vicky, & Fran, Shame on you ladies!lol

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 11:31 pm:

Lets hear it for the saucy ladys AY ! !

By Dennis Walikainen (Dkwalika) on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 07:16 am:

Just wanted to say this year's IFT is going to be a huge event!
Two Japanese teams are coming, including the defending World Champions Katon. Also players from Canada and all over the US. Sat and Sun, June 30 and July 1, Driving Park Baseball Fields, near Houghton County Arena and Fairgrounds. West Hancock. Free Admission. Concessions include beer, pop, hot dogs, etc.

More info: http://www.gutsfrisbee.com

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 08:27 am:

Reeee-oooow....nice legs guys! Did any of you take your eyes off those legs long enough to notice all that hair on their heads?

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