Mar 27-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: March: Mar 27-01
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Charlie at Pasty Centra on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 - 06:36 am:

A special hello to all the NMU Alumni who frequent these pages. Our family lived in Marquette for a while, back in the 70's, up near the College on Park Street. Lot's of fond memories exploring the central U.P.

Does anybody have a photo of the Bunny Bread sign we used to see from the US-41 bypass?

By ed c on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 - 07:21 am:

The Bunny Bread sign was the signal to our three kids that we had "arrived" in the U. P. after a long trip from Detroit to the Copper Country.

By Peter, Rabbit River, Minn. on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 - 08:49 am:

Daily bread
Yeah, baby!

By Denise Hart Edwards, NMU '79 on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 - 09:35 am:

This must be an archive picture as the ore trestle is still there. Somehow the arrival in Marquette this summer wasn't the same without that there to greet me. I'm not sure why the city fathers felt it had to come down. It was part of the area culture. And the disappearance of the Bunny Bread sign on Washington was another icon to crumble. Sigh.

By KATHY, MICHIGAN on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 - 10:29 am:


By John Waara Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 - 01:37 pm:

I agree with everyone about the bunny sign. Years ago when I was in college and on my way home to Baraga for Christmas with the family, seeing the neon bunny from US 41 was reassurance that I was home again. Now after living in Texas for almost fourteen years, I was driving to my parents three years ago from the airport in Traverse City and was disheartened to see the bunny was gone.

What a shame such a wonderful piece of local americana wasn't saved.

By Gordy, MI on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 - 05:02 pm:

Good news, John. The bunny was saved. It's at the Children's Museum on Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

By Bill Penprase,Ca on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 - 12:59 am:

There's a story about the name "Bunny Bread". Back in the 50s or late 40s a local breadmaker tried to find a name for a bread that wasn't selling up to his expectations. A gentleman who either worked for the company or was a consultant suggested Bunny Bread with a rabbit on the wrapper. There was a rush on the stores; every child in the Copper Country had to have it. The sales were phenomenal. The man who suggested that name,as I recall, was Bill Ivey, son of my mother's best friend and father of the Bill Ivey who now heads the National Endowment for the Arts.
Bill's Bunny

By Sam on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 - 08:33 am:

What is that in the sky, left of the road and right of center of picture ?

By Mary - MI on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 - 10:43 am:

Looks like the boom of a crane, perhaps?

By jeo on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 - 12:33 pm:

Perhaps it is a loaf of Bunny Bread taking off for parts unknown!!! Seeing the loaf of Bunny Bread sure brought a smile to my face! Thanks for sharing it Bill and Peter.

By Barbara & Tom on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 - 08:00 pm:

We, too, miss the familiar trestle, doesn't seem the same when you come in on 41 from Harvey. We lived off Washington Street on what was then Park Ave, now Morgan Street in the early 60's and not far from the Bunny Bread Bakery, such a wonderful smell when the bread was baking. We live in southern Indiana, but make our way north about every year, with the oldest grandson in tow. He loves it up there, and so do we. Plan to introduce each of the grands to the wonders of the U.P.

By Barry Seymour - Manhattan Beach, CA on Thursday, May 3, 2001 - 06:18 pm:

The trestle is GONE?!!?? The Bunny Bread sign is GONE?!!?? What are they THINKING?


More pictures of Marquette, please. That's MY home town! :-)

By barry,WA on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 02:46 pm:

marquette & harvey are my hometowns.

i use to sneak up on that trestle and explore
the innards of the lower harbor
thill's fishery still there?

i could eat twenny poundsa smoke chubs right now
eh? OLY WHA! an a togo's #16 and a whiskey chaser
at remmie's!

my pal and i were watching a rare dvd of
"Escanaba in Da Moonlight" last night and we
got to talking about BUNNY BREAD.

apparently the product is still being marketed!

do a google search...the BLUE BUNNY NOGGIN is
now the desktop on this iMac.

By dcb. upstate, sc on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 09:43 pm:

bunny bread is produced by Flowes bakery located in Spartanburg, SC. It is sold all over the southeast. Bread, hotdog and burger buns. yummmm.

By Ohio on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 12:33 pm:

Last time we were in Marquette we noticed how we missed driving under the train trestle. Used to do that nearly every day when we lived at 246 W. Hewitt, above the store. Loads of memories. Thanks for triggering a few.

Dennis & Linda B.
Columbus, OH

By Terry Manker on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 05:43 am:

I work for Bunny Bread in Paducah Ky. I work for the man that founded Bunny Bread in 1925. It is sold today throughout 13 midwestern states. It is also franchised out to Flowers bakeries {the largest franchisee} and others throughout the united states. Jack Lewis founded the company in Anna Ill. in 1925 on money borrowed on his mothers house.

By Paul Hendee Avon, In. on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 - 11:01 pm:

Lewis Bakeries in Evansville, In. makes the
Bunny Bread we eat here in Indianapolis. My
brother went to NMU in the late 60's and when we
drove up from our hometown of Hillsdale I knew
we were almost there when we saw the Bunny Sign. My dad said once when I was little we took a tour of the Bunny Bread
bakery and they offered me a sample of something and I said "No Thanks". My dad said he laughed about that for awhile.

By Randy, Utah on Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 10:57 am:

I thought somebody might enjoy hearing this one more time:

As a little boy living in Nashville in the late 1960s, it seemed
impossible to get around hearing this baritone guy singing
"That's what I said, Bunny Bread" at least once or twice a day.
Now, anytime somebody says "That's what I said" in casual
conversation, I fight the urge to complete their thought with the
psychotic declaration "Bunny Bread!" I suppose this will be a
lifelong affliction.


By Rob Moffat, Athens OH on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 08:16 am:

Does anybody remember Al Brown the "Bunny man" on WLUC back in the early 60's?

By Keri Williams, MI on Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 05:11 pm:

I was reading your posts and wanted to let you know that my dad has a vintage Bunny Bread tin mother use to work at the one in Marquette. He is interested in selling it. I can get a picture to you. The date is 1972. Let me know!!

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