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Baraga A&W 1963    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos courtesy Baraga County Historical Museum

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 12:58 pm:

A glimpse of Baraga A&W, about 1963, to introduce a series of Shoebox Memories we'll be bringing next month. We've received a number of photos from Pasty Cam visitors, historic shots of L'Anse and Baraga, that will be our subject during February, as we conclude year number 15 of the Pasty Cam. Then beginning in March, we plan to embark on a series of video visits to some of the interesting places around the U.P. (from vantage points you've likely never seen before).

Have you uploaded videos (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.) that highlight Northern Michigan? Our mission during this 15 year trek has been to bring a "glimpse of life in the U.P." every day, and the technology has changed along the way. When we started, there weren't even many choices for digital cameras. Recently we have had a growing number of requests to give these daily visits sound and motion, so we'll start out slowly, and welcome your participation. (see yesterday's Pasty Cam.)

It's a beautiful day in the U.P. with sunshine, more moderate temperatures, and lots of visitors to the area. Welcome! And have a good week :o)

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 01:22 pm:

Loved the A & W's! Used to be one close to home when I was a kid, made for a good bicycle rides. Not many around here left, and the ones that are still here just are not the same. There was a couple mugs that made it home with us....ooops!

By Cindy Barga (Hoosiergirl) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 02:27 pm:

We still have an A&W in our town. The root beer is still
homemade and the best. You can still buy it by the gallon.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 03:08 pm:

Yummy! ;-9 Love A&Ws!
BTW, wasn't root beer originally developed for health purposes?

By Bill Denning (Parpagayo) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 04:25 pm:

John's Root Beer in Waukesha, Wisconsin has very good root beer, hot dogs, etc. It's located on Arcadian Avenue, and is open year round.

John's started out as an A&W in 1937, but has been independent since the early 1970s.

It's worth stopping if you're in Waukesha.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 05:28 pm:

Ahhhh, the good ol' days.

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 08:38 pm:

WOW talk about time passing ever so quickly. I can actually remember living in L'Anse in 1971 and if my memory is not mistaken I think the A&W was still open then. Our great U.P. with so many unique little towns and so many wonderful memories.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 10:33 pm:

A&W was in Ripley and Copper Harbor.

By Diana P. (Diana) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 11:44 pm:

There was an A&W near Gwinn that my family used to visit on vacations to the UP while I was growing up. Root beer floats are still a family favorite to this day. :-)

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 01:26 pm:

Hi. I remember the A&W in Copper Harbor. In fact, I even remember on one visit, there was a bear visiting the A&W's dumpster! (We're talking the early 1980's, I believe for that.)

By C Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 06:31 pm:

OMG! We used to drive 35 miles to visit that A&W between L'anse and Baraga. There was one in Ontonagon, too, behind the paper mill. Those are delicious memories. A&W is just not the same anymore.

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