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By k2, Fowlerville MI on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 08:12 am:

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By Bill Eastmanville, MI on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 08:15 am:

Good Sunny Sunday morning everyone!!!

Enjoy the holiday weekend and take moment to remember those we have lost.

By julie b., MI on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 08:16 am:

Good Morning! Looks like a beautiful morning in the CC! Have a blessed day!

By gmw on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 08:31 am:

Good Morning All!!! Have a great Sunday, have fun and be safe!!!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 08:49 am:

Mornin', any other news on The Hut?

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 08:55 am:

Ms. Katie: re yesterday's posting about "baby boy". Really, it's called Plainview, because if you're there--it's in plain view; nothing to hide it and except for the tall stack of grain elevators the only thing else is Walmart's large distribution warehouse and McDonalds. That's why it's called Plainview. If any cursillistas out there, remember the song, "It's in plain view."

By JJ MI on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 08:16 am:


By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 08:46 am:

Morning from Georgia!

By Gordy, IL on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 11:07 am:

After reading the message from LB, Someplace Special, I had to comment. I was in the Keweenaw about 3 weeks ago, riding my ATV on the old railroad right of ways / snowmobile trails. Thank goodness, the snow covers things in the winter.
I never saw so many old refridgerators, stoves, washers and driers dumped down the embankments. The Copper City area was the worst, I guess its because it is so isolated there. It would take a fortune to clean it all up and who knows how many semi-trucks. It was just so sad to see.

By Joe,Milford/Mi on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 11:25 am:

Larry, can't blame you for shutting it down, if people want to use your property for a landfill you have every right to keep them out, they (dumpers ) will be the first one crying, I bet none of them would help cleaning up the property, good luck ................

By Knitter on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 12:14 pm:

Maybe we could get a group together to help clean Bumbletown Hill. Some volunteers to haul off the big items to the transfer station ? maybe some signs reminding visitors not to litter? It would be a good way to show the owners that we appreciate their sharing the land.

By dave s Mad Wisc on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 01:14 pm:


anyone recognize this?

HINT: Chassell....

what memories of this place :)

By Not a Local on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 01:43 pm:

Signs won't stop 'em. I have access to some gated land in Baraga county and have seen gates pulled down or trails pushed in around them. The propery owner has had berms bulldozed in. This is all about dumping. He has NO problem with hunters, hikers, four-wheelers, etc.

By Julie Beck on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 02:23 pm:

Dave S Mad Wisc- How about the Chassell Drive-In Movie Theater owned by the Gazvoda family. We went to a few movies there. Too bad that one and the one in Lake Linden both ended up being shut down. What a cultural loss.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 02:47 pm:

If you've been following the Pasty Cam for a few years, you'll recall our coverage about the old Chassell Drive-In back on August 29, 2002


By Cindy--Cent. Heights on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 03:46 pm:

I agree with Larry. The garbage in the woods is getting worse and worse every year. I do alot of back road riding and I can't believe the amount of old washers, dryers, mattresses and other garbage. What a shame. If you see someone dumping there trash, by all means REPORT them. Anyways, hi Larry. I remember you from Ahmeek, many moons ago.

By sur5er on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 05:41 pm:

Larry, That's such a shame that people have abused your property like that...and I don't blame you for wanting to close it off to the public. It's sad when people do not have respect for the property of others.

Knitter: wish hubby and I and the semi lived closer, your idea of everyone chipping in to clean the property is great...what a way to get everyone together in the community, eh.

By joesyopper on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 06:07 pm:

Clean up and signs won't help. I did that when I lived in the L.P. Next weekend there was more garbage than we cleaned up. I am afraid to say the only answer is to clean up, fence, and lock the gate.
They used to say that the U.P. was twenty years behind the L.P. Great!!! But, it looks like the garbage dumpers have caught up with the U.P.
Please report garbage in the woods. You would be surprised how authorities have traced it to the trashers.

By Mark, Ellsworth MI on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 06:36 pm:

Several years ago may of the local townships where I live started hosting an annual clean up day. People can bring in old appliances (refrigerators have to be drained of refrigerant by someone licensed to do so) tires, batteries and any other junk they don't know what else to do with. Trash goes in garbage trucks, metals go in other trucks and are recycled. It cost the township where I live around $10,000.00 a year. Sounds like a lot but for a township with a population of 2000 it works out to around $5.00 per person. It has really cut down on junk being randomly dumped, we've even started seeing randomly dumped junk being picked up and hauled in.

By gmw on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 07:04 pm:

The pictures of the old Hiawatha Drive Inn Theater in Chassell brings back memories. Went there quite a few times back then. Too bad it had to close.

By Jim B...Fox Point, WI on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 07:34 pm:

To my brother Larry.... Thanks for showing our fellow Pasty Camers how our property is being overrun with garbage. We have tried to be fair with everyone over the years, but its just not working out!!! The last thing we have ever wanted to do was close our land to the public. Lately we have seen an excessive amount of land in our great Keewenaw become inaccessable to the public. We don't want to add our land to the list, but we might be left with no other viable alternative!!!

Brother Jim

By Mary Lou on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 08:54 pm:

There use to be an area near our cottage at Bootjack that was a designated dump site and it was in the woods with a road to it....folks from that area would dump all there junk there free of charge. The "powers that be" closed the dump and so then folks just put the stuff anywhere. I think these small dumps were serving a necessary purpose. They were not a pretty sight but at least we had control of the situation.

By just a visitor on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 09:06 pm:

Here we have garbage collection which will take fridges, etc. People dumping may think they have no other option. Perhaps you should contact your local authorities?

By copper country resident on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 09:27 pm:

Local authorities do have spring cleanup times. People should take advantage of that. It is a service of the townships. Some charge a small fee, others do not. What does a person do with
all the rubbish or old white goods?

By alostyooper, Texas on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 10:49 pm:

All that scrap is money! For the last few years I've been tearing all that sort of stuff apart and seperating the metals. Haul it to the junkyard and drive away with a few extra bills in my wallet.

By Mary Lou on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 11:11 am:

Just a visitor...yes the pickup in the spring is great but many times cottage owners miss that pickup. When opening a cottage in the spring there is always lots of trash...rodents make garbage out of mattresses and pillows etc. winter storms wreck roofs and screens, trees and other brush. I remember we would load up the snowmobile trailer and head for the local dump with many loads......usually on Memorial Day..our traditional day to open the camp..........I just think the small dumps were a service to the camp owners and a way to keep the environment clean.

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