Jun 29-08

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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 09:33 am:

One of our Day in History minutes this month mentioned the opening of the Soo Locks back in 1855. This waterway is also one of several subjects mentioned in today's Pasty Cameo. This film clip from the old "TravelTalks" series by James A. Fitzpatrick was first linked sometime last year, but we wanted to include it in the Cameo index.

Can I ask a favor of regular Cam Watchers? Would anyone be interested in helping us research and write 'Day in History'? Or do you have an interesting link or idea for a Pasty Cameo? Through the years so many have contributed photos and comments on the Pasty Cam, and we would welcome similar participation in these expanded daily features. Feel free to email me with any ideas.

Have a good week :o)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 10:39 am:

My gosh! What an old cameo but how interesting! I think that's been my favorite so far! Thank you for all the information supplied in this video.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 10:52 am:

Wow! I had never heard of Ol' Spikehorn Meyers. Whatever became of him? Did he live out his entire life with the bears? Where was he exactly? Looks like a little research project....

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 10:52 am:

Wonder if anyone has a link to a previous TravelTalks movie "Playlands of Michigan", about a year before "Roaming in Michigan" was done (1949)?

By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 11:30 am:

The St Mary's Canal Mineral Lands Company was formed to develop the lands granted them for building the Soo Locks. They partnered with what became Copper Range, leading to the opening of the undeveloped middle portion of the Keweenaw, and the establishment of the railroad. So, the Soo locks are directly linked to our beloved Copper Country.

By Helen in the U. P.! (Lahelo) on Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 12:25 pm:

RD Iowa, I found this link of moives
hope it helps

By John W (Jwahtola) on Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 09:09 pm:

The day in history was nice what I got to see of it because of the lenght it took over an hour to upload and then we did not get all of it and when we tried to do the rest it was not avaiable.
We love the day in history but please try to keep them under 5 minutes as that is about all our dialup can handle. Thank you

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 09:57 pm:

I Loved the Day in History today.....Love that Lion!!! It came right up as all the Day in History do ......they are always soooooo interesting. I never realized charcoal was made in the U.P. Or all the things Henry Ford did for the U.P.

There used to be a couple programs I loved.....One was the Mort Neff (sp..??) programs of things happening in Michigan and another was a traveling program in America....they had a motor home....and I think the fella was on channel 2 in Detroit on Sunday mornings.....it started with a sunshine and ended with a minute of quiet while it showed some beautiful places/scenes.......

There used to be allot of great programs on when I was younger......I miss those days.

God Bless

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, June 30, 2008 - 04:59 am:

John W,

We appreciate the feedback about the upload time. Most of our Pasty Cameo's have been 3 minutes or less, comprised of 'flash animation' rather than real-time video, like the June 29 'Roaming in Michigan'. What we really should do for these occasional, high-bandwidth videos, is to compile a flash version for dial-up users. It wouldn't be full motion, and the sound quality would be a bit reduced, but neither would you have to wait an hour :o)

Does anyone know of a program or website that would provide such a conversion service?

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 05:24 pm:

I'm just catching up on Pasty Cam after a nine day trip to the UP.
What a terrific Pasty Cameo!

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