Apr 06-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: April: Apr 06-03
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Photos from the Murto's

By Tom Murto on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 11:39 am:

Recently my father Robert Murto, of Atlantic Mine and Indiana, has located this family picture, taken about 1935. My grandfather Alfred Murto purchased a Bombardier conversion kit for his 1930 Model A and built this snowmobile, here parked at the family farm just north of Atlantic Mine on Old Mill Road. He used it to deliver RFD mail from the Atlantic Mine post office. Robert says this was often the only vehicle that traveled on many winter roads.

Thanks for the daily pictures and other interesting items on your site.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 12:02 pm:

If you look closely at the upper left hand corner of the shot, it appears to be Quincy Mine in the distance:

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Many thanks to all who send your 'shoebox memories'. We receive so many that we may have to add a second day during the week. This feature has become one of my favorites.

Well, you may have heard about Toivo's troubles yesterday. I understand the old beater is all patched up, and he's on his way to Cheyenne, Wyoming this afternoon. Hopefully tomorrow our weekday Pasty Cam editor will be back in the saddle on these pages.
By RJ--MN on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 12:04 pm:

How does one submit a pix. for shoebox memories? Can it be scanned in and e-mailed? To Who?

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 12:11 pm:


Scanned or digital photos should be in .jpg format, emailed to photos@pasty.com

By bob on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 02:51 pm:

Yay, or maybe, Yae, (no such words. who cares?) on the second day for "shoebox memories". Although the real solution is to add more days to the week. You've got some GREAT pictures, and some great people adding comments. I really enjoy your site every day.

By Mark, Ellsworth, MI on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 07:08 pm:

Was watching the NCAA final four last night and was wondering, did that company in Dollar Bay (whose name I can't remember) make the floor for the games this year?

By Pat, WI. on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 07:46 pm:

When I was a kid my dad ran the Standard Oil service across the street from Santori Brothers tire service. Santori's had a Model A like the one above. I was wonder if anyone remembers it.

If you live in the Appleton Wi. area the Pasty Koop has very good pasties Baroni's sauce, and Trenary toast.

By RGH, WI on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 08:11 pm:

Pat, WI

Where's the pasty Koop in Appleton?

Bob H. in Kiel, WI

By WhiskeyCreek on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 08:11 pm:

Good eye Toivo - no mistaking that shape (I can't spell silhouette with a Finnish accent).

By mi on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 09:36 pm:

Sure do enjoy the shoebox memories. Bombardier, just stated that the company is selling its original recreational products division,the maker of snowmobiles, which employ 3,000 workers in Quebec. We old C & H families know what that is like!!!!!!!!

By Renn from IL on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 09:38 pm:

Hello all!
I am looking for some input from all you Pasty Central photographers out there!! I am shopping for a real good digital camera that can take some nice scenic pictures as well as just shots of family holidays and such. Cost being limited to 1000.00 and under. Any and all suggestions are wlcome. Please let me know why you like a certain camera or why you don't like it. You can email me direct with the info at: N9RK@attbi.com
Thanks in advance for the help!!
I am totally enjoying all the pictures here and hope to submit some of my own after I get my camera as we will be vacationing up that way come this fall!!
Best wishes,

By Fran,Ga on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 11:20 pm:

Mark,the name of the company in Dollar Bay that makes gym floors is Horner Flooring. They have a nice new plant now.I don't know if they made that floor but they probably did.Someone will most likely know. They had a tour of the plant this summer during the reunion but I couldn't make the tour.However some one gave me one of the small pieces that was a scrap cut off of a finished floor.It is beautiful. My Dad worked there a long time ago.I remember as a kid we would buy loads of the cut offs for fuel. It was real cheap and us kids had the job of throwing it under the porch. It made a hot fire.

By Long-time watcher on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 11:35 pm:

Check out the Mining Gazette's Saturday edition for Dennis Hanks' column -- Horner was mentioned in the Arizona media. (www.mininggazette.com)

By Yooper in Indiana on Monday, April 7, 2003 - 09:24 am:

Tom Murto,,,

Thanks for the shoebox pic,,,,been awhile since I have seen you in the Olympia......

By cpn in wisconsin on Monday, April 7, 2003 - 02:35 pm:

Bob in Kiel there is a pasty shop on Wisconin avenue in Appleton just before you get to Highway 41. You can get pasty's in Brillion at the restraunt on the corner of 10 and PP.

By Gretchen L Houk on Saturday, April 12, 2003 - 04:48 pm:

How about that....another Murto....My grandfather was John August Murto & he & his wife Lily Murto lived in Paynesville Michigan. Just a shot in the dark. Any relation? Thank you!

By ed on Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 10:54 pm:


By Tom Murto, Indiana on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 - 10:36 pm:

In talking further with Robert, the date of this picture is closer to 1938, when he was about 7 years old. He was quite disappointed that Alfred sold the machine in the early 40's rather than saving it for him. Still is. The front skis and the rear tracks could be removed and regular tires re-installed for summer driving.

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