Aug 03-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: August: Aug 03-03
Sunday drive, Raymbaultown, 1915    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by F.J.Haun

Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, August 3, 2003 - 08:00 am:

I found this great old photo in Paul Meier's Guest Gallery album, from 1915 by F.J. Haun. It's the Anton Haun Family of Raymbaultown, headed up the peninsula, perhaps to visit summer friends at Eagle Harbor. By the way, there's an open house today at the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and museum hosted by Keweenaw County Historical Society.

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By danbury; germany on Sunday, August 3, 2003 - 11:36 am:

Hm. A ride up the peninsular - sounds to me like it's still as good as today as way back then. Envy you all who can do it, not being stuck in front of some furnace disguised as a computer in a hot little room under the roof with 110+ outside (and even more within).
Enjoy the trip.

By Paul in Illinois on Sunday, August 3, 2003 - 02:01 pm:

If anyone out there with a better knowledge of old cars and Michigan license plates can help pinpoint the year, please do. 1915 is only a guess based on the camera and and some obvious photos my Grandfather made with it.
Sunday trips to the "bush" were a big part of life for the Haun's. Anton (listed as "Antony" F. Haun in the C&H Anniversary Program) had spent over 30 years working underground when this photo was taken. They left the "city" every chance they had to visit places up and down the peninsula. Monday meant a trip on the mancar down thousands of feet into the dark.
Anton is driving, my Grandfather Fredrick J. Haun is riding shotgun (someone else must have snapped the shutter on this one),younger brothers Gilbert and Louis are stuffed in the backseat with mother Annie (Limbach)and an unidentified young woman. Those were not PC times; gender and age bias were the rule

By mi on Sunday, August 3, 2003 - 05:28 pm:

My guess is 1911 white numbers on black background.

By Trish R., Washington on Sunday, August 3, 2003 - 06:16 pm:

This website brings back so many memories
of days spent in the UP as a child. Both my
parents grew up there (Houghton and
Skanee) and my family spent many happy
childhood summers there... my grandparents'
house and garden on College Ave, the
Pinecone Shop on Sheldon, Bete Gris,
Copper Harbor, eating pasties at Esrey Park,
the Chassell General Store, Schwenn's (sp)
strawberry ice cream, my other grandparents'
farm in Skanee, that pink museum of oddities
near Mohawk, agate picking, and so much
If anyone could kindly send me some
hollyhock seeds from the back alleyways of
Houghton, please contact me.
Thanks and keep up the great work!

I thought I'd never eat another thimbleberry
until I saw them growing wild on this island I
live on in the Pacific Northwest. Now, if I could
only find a pasty...

By Just Curious in Eagle River on Sunday, August 3, 2003 - 06:44 pm:

Who was hauling the nice big driftwood log off of the Eagle River Beach this afternoon and why?

By lhp, texas on Sunday, August 3, 2003 - 09:22 pm:

mi, my guess is 1917. On the link you gave, 1911 is a plate with all numbers, but 1917 has a letter first and then 4 numbers.

By Fran,Ga. on Sunday, August 3, 2003 - 11:13 pm:

Now why would someone haul off that log!! It makes such a nice place to sit and enjoy the scenery. Last yr we really had a nice time sitting there. It was so beautiful we didn't want to leave.

By Mary Lou on Monday, August 4, 2003 - 09:33 am:

If it was the summer of 1917.....wouldn't these boys be "over-there".....(WW1)?...where is Raymbaltown?....I am guessing this is one of a very few autos in the Copper Country....the roads in the "bush" must have been pretty rough. This picture tells a whole story!!

By Sam on Monday, August 4, 2003 - 03:10 pm:

Someone stole the driftwood log from Eagle River Beach? I loved going out there and sitting on it as the sun went down :-( I thought that it was maintained by the State so wouldn't that be illegal to just haul it off?

By Paul in Illinois on Monday, August 4, 2003 - 06:24 pm:

Thanks to all for the input on the dates. 1917 is probably the correct one. By that point my Great-grandfather was doing pretty well at C&H and could have traded the horse for a car. The two younger boys were too young for the war and my Grandfather was working in the C&H smelter and exempt at the time. Raymbaultown is/was one of the many villiages within the village that made up "Calumet" It is just to west of 41 and north of Osceola 13 which still has a shafthouse. Same general nieghborhood as Opeeche.

By wmcnew tampa on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 09:04 pm:

nice old car

By Herb Nikula UP Michigan on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 01:56 pm:

Back between 1926 and 1928 when our 1926 ford touring car was new we discovred we had friends and relatives In and around Mohawk Mi UP so we made several tough all day trips for an over night stay up there In that car with side curtains and cellophane windows. Had my first taste of Rye bread there I'll never forget. I think I was underten We lived in Kimball Wis then

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