July 2001

Past-E-Mail: July 2001
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By Chris, Michigan on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 - 10:49 pm:

To Holly
The Toivola Restaurant is no longer open. I have personally ate at the restaurant and they had good food. The owner retired.

By Mary on Saturday, July 28, 2001 - 11:54 am:

I'm wondering if anyone can help me out here? I recently visited the old "Devil's Washtub" on the scenic route to and from Copper Harbor and I was telling the people we were with that we stopped one time and it was dry. We were able to walk right down in it.......well, needless to say they did not believe me. Has anyone else been there when it's been dry and also......more importantly.....does anyone have a picture of it dry.......please email me so I can prove I'm not crazy!!!!! :D

By Carole on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 08:33 pm:

Last week on the PASTY Cam there was a picture of a deer on the golf course on Drummond Island. A friend at work visited there a few weeks ago, and spoke of a place that resembled a tundra with odd rock groupings.

I tried to find some information about this on the web, but did not have any luck. Is anyone familiar with this, and is there a website that I can go to for more information?

By jack, id on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - 03:29 am:

to jlm in wisconsin who posted a message about the lighthouse

my mother was born in swedetown about 1934. i wonder if you knew her. please email me back and i'll fill you in on more details

By Holly on Tuesday, July 24, 2001 - 11:26 pm:

Can anyone tell me if there is a place called Toviola Restaurant and Coffee Shop still in existence? A friend who moved from the U.P. years ago recomended we stop there when we visit in October. Can't wait for the clear fresh air and pasties!

By Ben Jeffery, Michigan on Tuesday, July 24, 2001 - 08:23 pm:

I would like to thank Charlie for mentioning the death of my wife and two daughters in February. They will be missed very much.
Thanks again, Charlie and Jon.

By Me on Sunday, July 22, 2001 - 04:41 pm:

Thanks for a great site to visit.
My Mom and Dad were born and raised in the U.P. and Pasties were a special dinner for us.
Do they deliever to Canada?

By Lucy, TX on Friday, July 20, 2001 - 11:26 pm:

I am finally going home to visit next week in the U.P. Do you sell your pasties locally from Stillwaters, or just over the net? Sure would love to have some while I'm there!

Frozen pasties are available in the lobby freezer at Still Waters, also available frozen at Econo Foods in Houghton. If you would like them hot, try Thurner Bakery in Calumet or the Tamarack Restaurant in Copper Harbor

By Betty, Houston on Friday, July 20, 2001 - 11:25 pm:

This may be old news to the folks up there but I just found out today that the August issue of Gourmet magazine has a story about Copper Harbor and a recipe for pasties. The August issue hasn't arrived in Houston yet so I can't confirm this.

By SR,Michigan on Friday, July 20, 2001 - 03:34 pm:

I am looking for the web site for Eagle River.
Anyone know anything about it?

SR: The Pasty Cam has more shots of Eagle River than any other website anywhere. That's because the most prolific photographer on the Cam over the years lives in Eagle River... and yours truly lives in Eagle River, from whence these words are being typed.

Just up the road is Eagle Harbor, which also has appeared frequently on the Pasty Cam. For more in depth coverage of that village see
George's Eagle Harbor Web.

By Beth Grogan on Thursday, July 19, 2001 - 08:42 pm:

I was born and raised in th U.P. and have never been to Copper Harbor or the surrounding area. I was amazed by this web site.

It's incredible !!!!

You have one of the best web sites I have ever seen. I build sites and this one I found to be one of the most informative, colorful, down to earth and creative that I have seen.

I can not say in words how much I enjoyed the site. I will let you know how my trip was.

Awesome site !!~

By Ed, Illinois on Thursday, July 19, 2001 - 07:22 pm:

To: Renee,Il
There are maps available from DeLorme, P.O. Box 298, Freeport, Main 04032 Phone #(207)865-4171 http://www.delorme.com You may be able to get them at Wal-Mart. The book of maps is called "MICHIGAN ATLAS & GAZETTEER" it has detailed maps of the entire state. Sell for $16.95 Good Luck

By Ken from da UP on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 - 01:52 pm:

Hei hei, Charlie, Just wondering if any pastycam people will be at the Aura Jamboree this week-end?The preview will be at the L'Anse waterfront on Thursday evening, 7:00pm. This their 25th anniversary. Will be a dance on Friday, music all day Saturday and another dance on Saturday 8 -midnight. I realize it's not Keweenaw, but it is really a nice time. Been playing there with friends for three years.

By Dan Stiglich Wisconsin on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 - 03:04 pm:

Could someone let me know when the thimbleberries will be ripe for picking or some kind of time frame (probably in august) because I plan on coming up for a vacation in august. Thank you very much. Dan

Dan - You better make it early in August, because we figure the season will peak around the end of July

By alicia, mi on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 - 10:31 am:

Here is a link for the 1916 to 1917 Polk Index
for the city of Hancock.It gives the name and occupation, and address of the people living there.It does not just have the Finnish names but all the population of Hancock back then.Check it
out and see if your ancestors are listed.


By alicia, mi on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 05:24 pm:

Here is the link for the wife carrying contest
in Sonkajärvi Finland.

By CheddarJohn on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 02:46 pm:

Yesterday was the wife-carrying contest in Finland. A Finnish couple won for the fourth year in a row. The prize? The wife's weight in free beer (the winning wife was 70 pounds).

Since the UP has a strong Finnish presence, sounds like a good St. Urho's tradition to start! Main Street Calumet would make a fine racecourse. And the winning couple wins the wife's weight in pasties!

Any takers?

By Renee in IL on Sunday, July 15, 2001 - 06:41 pm:

Does anyone know where I can get a detailed map(s) of the UP? One that shows not just the bigger towns but all the small towns and backroads too?? Also, how I might be able to get a phone book/yellow pages for the UP? Does each town have their own? Or are they done by area or one big one for the entire UP? Please email me direct with any info. Thanks!
Best wishes,
Renee in IL

By Beverly Owings, Escondido, CA, USA on Friday, July 13, 2001 - 02:25 pm:

I am looking for a school teacher with the surname, Gough, in Cheddar. He was featured in an American TV show a few years back because his DNA matched the remains of prehistoric man found in Cheddar. I have American Ancestors named Gough. I want to see if we are related.

By Bonnie Anderson on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 - 10:06 am:

To anyone remembering Faye Auger or Sylvia Jordan(spelling) from Houghton/Hancock or maybe Calumet,also Henry Auger from same area

By alicia, michigan on Tuesday, July 3, 2001 - 12:47 pm:

Hi all,
I have been accessing the Michigan Gendis system
for early Keweenaw County deaths from 1867 to
1884. The link below.Here are a few for example.

JJ, Jackson a Blacksmithe from Eagle Harbor died of Inflamation of Kidney Spasms on May2,1874.He was a 61 year old male born
in England.Parents not recorded.

Jane, Charles a 19 year old Fireman from Allouez died on Beb 10,1879. He was killed by a pump rod.He was born in England to David and Harriet Jane.

Jarvey, Edward a 19months,6 day old male died on Typhoid Fever on March23, 1882.He was born in Finland a son of Olof and Helena Jarvey (Jarvi)

Kultoli, Berta a 20 year old servant from Eagle Harbor was murdered on Oct 15, 1873.She was born in Germany and her parents
names were not recorded.

Lamarand, Merceline a 12 year,5 month and 4 day old Student died of scarlet fever on Oct28,1880.She was born in Canada a
daughter of Edward and Delphine Lamarand.

Moylonin, Goss (gust moilanen) a 8month,12 day old ,died on Aug28,1882 of convulsions.He was born in Michigan ,a son of
Goss(gust) and Shophia (sophia) Moylonin (moilanen) who lived at the Delaware Mine Location.

Perkins, Annie a 4month,5 days old died on Feb.22,1882 in Sherman Township of convulsions.He was born in Michigan , a son
of Edward and Jane Perkins who lived at the Central Mine Location.

Peterson, John Edward 6 days old, died of a brain inflammation in allouez. He was the son of Olaff and Gis Gustave Peterson

Polinghorn (mispelled, Polkinghorn) Baby, 1 day old , died of premature birth in Sherman Township.He was the son of
William and Mary Polkinghorn who lived in the Central Mine Location.

Polkinghorn, William a 32 year old male died on Oct21,1881 of consumption. He was a mine and lived in Houghton Township.
His parents name are not listed. Born in England.

It is a good link for your early geneology in

By Vachon665 on Monday, July 2, 2001 - 08:18 pm:

I have a relative admitted to Stillwater today. Is there a way I can get an Email message to them without going public? :):):)

Yes, email me with the subject "Attn: (resident's name)", and I'll print it out pass it along. Most of the folks here at Still Waters think of email as a fancy Western Union telegram :o)

By Alicia, Michigan on Monday, July 2, 2001 - 02:17 pm:

Marshall , Calumet, Michigan


I am looking for volunteers to record the Ahmeek Cemetery in Ahmeek,
Michigan. It would start at the beginning of August.
It would be recording burial information from the markers and writing
it down.
This information would then be
Alphabetized and submitted to
The local Keweenaw County
roots web. If you are able to help
Please call me or e-mail me.
Even one day would help out.

By Marilyn J. :: Texas on Monday, July 2, 2001 - 10:09 am:

What an amazing web site! You could spend hours on pasty.com and never run out of pictures and letters about the U.P.

Could you have some kind of regular updates from the Munising area, as you do for the Keweenaw?