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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 10:29 am:

In what year was the movie "Knute Rockne All American" released?

By The (Zman) on Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 10:35 am:

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Thanks, ZMan, and also for the horses in 2004 that trotted into the Pasty Cam archives on August 3rd.

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Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 10:42 am:

Loved the shot above of Taka's friends with the Northern Lights in the background! How cool is that?

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 11:10 am:

I like that horse show picture, brings back a lot of memories of our daughter's show days. She showed her three horses for 12 years. Her and her Appaloosa were undefeated for 5 years in four seperate events. Her horses are enjoying their well deserved retirement days today at the ages of 25, 23, and 21 yrs.! Summers went fast during those days!

By Erik Nordberg, MTU Archives (Techarchives) on Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 11:50 am:

Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad featured at August 9 event at Quincy Mine

Many local mining companies operated their own private railroads to transport ore and equipment between their various operations. The story of railroading at Hancock’s Quincy Mine will be the focus of a tour scheduled to begin at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 9, 2008. The tour is open to the public, free of charge and will begin at the Quincy Mine Hoist Association gift shop on US-41 just north of Hancock.

Railroad historians Chuck Pomazal, Clint Jones, and Dennis Leopold will begin with a brief overview of the Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad, the private line operated by the Quincy Mining Company from 1888 to 1945. “The company originally sent its mine rock down a tramroad over the side of Quincy Hill to its stamp mill on Portage Lake,” notes Pomazal. “When stamp sand from the mills caused trouble to ships navigating the waterway, the company was forced to build a new stamp mill at the town of Mason.” Rather than paying another railway to carry its frieght, Quincy decided to build its own 6 mile railroad to link its mine, mill and smelting works.

A walking tour will lead attendees to the railroad’s engine house with an update on plans to rehabilitate the structure by the Quincy Mine Hoist Association. The tour will continue along the former railway grade on the brow of Quincy hill, visiting the sites of switching yards, scale pit and water tower. The tour will loop back to the main Quincy property for an update on rehabilitation work involving historic Quincy locomotives.

The public is warned that some of the tour will include walking over rough terrain. “We’ll be walking in the foot steps of Big Steam,” says Pomazal.

This event is part of the 2008 Quincy Anniversary Series designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Quincy Mine Hoist Association, the 100th anniversary of the construction of the iconic Quincy No. 2 shaftrockhouse, and the 160th anniversary of the original incorporation of the Quincy Mining Company.

For more information on events in the series contact the Quincy Mine Hoist Association at 482-3101 or visit them online at

By Helen in the U. P.! (Lahelo) on Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 10:14 pm:

Congratulations on the Early Bird Zman! Well earned by you today. Have a great Sunday evening all.

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Monday, August 4, 2008 - 11:27 am:

lovethekeweenaw: Hi Brooke, I tried to email you but it got returned as undeliverable. My mother grew up at 319 Lake Linden Av directly across from the Gipp memorial. When I was there two years ago, the house was for sale by owner, but I was unable to reach the seller.

Do you know if it is still for sale, and if so, is there contact info for the seller?

Please contact me at


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