Apr 02-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: April: Apr 02-01
George Gipp remembered    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Charlie Hopper
Vintage Comic Book    ...scroll down to share comments
From 1950

Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, April 2, 2001 - 06:28 am:

We've reached the time when the pure white of winter is gone and the green of spring hasn't arrived. Makes for some dirty looking snowbanks. Today's Cam is aimed at some in the yard of "Little Gippers" Child Development Center on U.S. 41.

Our thanks to the Cam Watcher in Idaho who provided the comic book cover from 1950. The legend of George Gipp lives on.

Hopefully by the time you read this, we will have regained control of Pasty Central from Hans the Hacker. What a weekend!

By Mary - MI on Monday, April 2, 2001 - 08:44 pm:

So Charlie, are you ever going to tell us where the March 30th, tunnel picture is? PLEASE? :)

By One a Dem Horseman of Da 'Pocalypse on Monday, April 2, 2001 - 09:49 pm:

Hey Little Gippers of Big Georgy G:
Spring is here and all is well!
Opening Day sure feels swell!

By Paul, Madison, WI on Monday, April 2, 2001 - 10:54 pm:

A little over a year ago, while gathering oral history about the Italian Hall, I had a chance to talk with a 95 year old man, named Archie, now living in Detroit. Somehow we got talking about George Gipp and I will never forget how Archie suddenly had such vivid memories of seeing George Gipp around Calumet and Laurium when Archie was 10-12 years old and George was the ultimate hero. Talking of Gipp in the candy shop, Archie made Gipp huge, as though Archie were once again a fourth grader. Describing Gipp in center field in the late 19-teens, Archie said, "He ran like the wind."

By Betty - AZ on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 - 12:06 am:

Mary, I'm with you, waiting for the suspense to
end on that tunnel........ Hope it is soooon.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 - 03:10 am:

To Mary, Betty, and several dozen folks who emailed me about the tunnel on last Friday's Pasty Cam:

Mystery shot
In fact, this is the tunnel under M-26 at Great Sand Bay. For many years we have lived just a few miles from this spot, and I wasn't aware the passage existed, far below the road's surface. On one side it opens into a swampy woods, and the other end steps out overlooking the shore of Great Sand Bay.

Betty - AZ on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 - 04:19 am:

Thanx Charlie, the suspense is over on the
tunnel pic. Been a long wait. Thanx also
for the great work you do on this site, and
the beautiful pics of the handiwork of our

By Mary - Wauwatosa WI on Monday, April 9, 2001 - 08:52 pm:

Read your message about George Gipp and doing oral history regarding Italian Hall Fire in Calumet. Very interested in Hall Fire.
Paul in Madison, could you please contact me.
Thank you.

By Sassysam on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 03:54 pm:

Hey, I'm from Calumet, you guys should check out the Opera Children of the Keweenaw, by Paul Seitz. It world premered about 2 years ago, and is the closest representation to what actually happened that I can attest to. If you need a copy, e-mail me.

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