Sep 22-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: September: Sep 22-02
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Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, September 22, 2002 - 07:17 am:

Earlier in the summer Marlin Wenberg emailed some images of this old fair booklet, and I've been waiting to present it until this week. Here's one interesting sponsor:

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I just realized, the year this event took place was about the time when our typical Still Waters resident was born. (Now averaging 84 - 88). I wonder if any of our older folks remember a fair in Keweenaw County?
ashley, mi on Sunday, September 22, 2002 - 09:44 am:

i love the ford up above in the picture.. i love old cars, and wow that one is old. it is cold here today.

By k2, Fowlerville MI on Sunday, September 22, 2002 - 05:03 pm:

Your post invokes thoughts of a time that was more rugged and individualistic! I wonder if any of my relatives growing up and living in Phoenix made the trek to Mohawk to "see the technology" of a new automobile?

As always, thanks for the glimpse of one of the most unique places in our state...

By Alex Tiensivu on Sunday, September 22, 2002 - 06:49 pm:

MAN! The History on these pages! This is awesome!


By Darrell oinas/Dewitt MI. on Sunday, September 22, 2002 - 08:54 pm:

I remember going through the junk yard in calumet and seeing vintage cars from the mid 40's to the late 60's without a spec of rust on any of them what a shame they decided to clean up the area and sent all thoses vintage autos to the crusher to be melted down for scrap, If I had all of thoses vehicles now I would be able to retire 17 times over on the money. Sad to say they are no more.

By BILL P ,Ca. on Sunday, September 22, 2002 - 10:49 pm:

The building shown in the picture is the Glaciadom that was the center of winter sports activity in Keweenaw. It was home to the Mohawk hockey team (all towns in the area had hockey teams) and there were many ice skating parties there. My dad took me inside the building when I was a little boy. My uncles, the Hebbards, were some of the star players.

The Glaciadom was apparently privately owned and was sold in the 30s to be moved to Marquette.

Dr. William T. King, the president of the fair, was our family doctor and lived in Ahmeek. He apparently was a friend of Jack Dempsey and had an autographed picture of him in his office.

By Nita, Northwestern CA on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 12:45 am:

Dr. King delivered me in a home delivery in Phoenix in Nov. 1930. My family thought he was a fine man.

By Martha K., Pinckney, MI on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 02:30 am:

So, is Kelly & Lance still in business?

By Chevysac-Displaced Yooper, Detroit area on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 08:50 am:

The Glaciadom spent the balance of its life at the very north end of Third Street in Marquette as "The Palestra Ice Area" When it was rebuilt in Marquette they added a two story fornt to the builing that included dancing studios (Savitski's?). My recollection is that there was a fire that destroyed part of that addition and when it was rebuilt, it was only with a first floor. While the building had steel rafters and a metal ceiling, all the stands, walls and floors were of wood. For many of it's last few years of life it was the home of the "Iron Rangers" hockey team. How I can remeber growing up the exciting games with the fans stomping on all the wooden floors and hollering "GOoooo Raaanngers". The sounds sights and smells of that building can still be recalled to those of us that spent many an hour in that building. Not to mention getting on to the ice at 5:30 in the morning for a Junior Hockey game. I can even remember the last teams of each hockey session having to man the big cast iron scrapper shovels and the big push brooms to clear the ice. Once we were done a big tank of hot water was dragged around by hand to restore the ice. The Zambonis of today make the prcoess that took a good hour look like a breeze. Thanks again for jogging the the old memeory banks! I check your sight almost every day for a taste of home.

By Toivo from Toivola on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 04:04 pm:

Is this what it looked like?

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Harrison, in Colorado on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 04:03 pm:

Hey K2, noticed your in Fowlerville-- that's where I was born. How long have you been there?

By Bob Carlton on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 10:51 pm:

Some of the notes indicate the building above was torn down and moved to Marquette. It is my understanding the Palestra was originally located in Laurium, torn down and rebuilt as the Palestra in Marquette. My father had a scrub hockey team that played for fun at the Glacierdrome in Mohawk, called the "Carlton Hardware Nuts and Bolts" and as very young child my mother took me with her to the games. I was born in 1925, so the Glacier drome must have been still been in Mohawk in the late 20's. It would be interesting to verify the origin of the Marquette Palestra??????

By Chevysac, Detroit Area on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 07:57 am:

Toivo- The tank I remember was actually a little bigger, lower, had four fat rubber tires (two that swiveled), and a big steering T-Bar handle. The idea was the same as your picture but I think the tank was at least twice the size and took two people to move. I think Bob is right about Larium, is this the same building or am I confused? It sure looks like the right one and I can't image there were two.

By bn on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 12:04 pm:

is the county barn in mohawk the building their talking about in mohawk? someone said that use to be the glacier dome.we need some oletimers to verify this.i wonder who some of the hockey players were who played on mohawks team.when we were kids we had a icerink up around there.

By Bill P. Ca. on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 01:34 pm:

Clarence J. Monette wrote a book entitled "EARLY DAYS IN MOHAWK,MICHIGAN". On pages 68 thru 72 he talks about the Glaciadome and says it was slightly smaller than the Palestra in Laurium. He also states that it was removed during the Depression, which is as I remember it. According to his account my dad and Joseph Udell were in charge of the Mohawk hockey team. I'm not an "old timer" but I also was born in 1925 in the Mohawk Mining Company Hospital which was directly across the park.

By L.R., Minnesota on Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 07:35 pm:

I am not sure if my message is in reference to
this picture, but it is in reference to historical
photos. I wonder if anyone has any photos of
the 800 block of Summit Street in Hancock; or
if anyone knows where I could obtain some.

By M. E . Mi on Monday, May 9, 2005 - 07:54 pm:

Dr.King was the mining Docter. His Office was in location. The area was owened by the Mining Co. C & H.I was hit by a car on County Rd in 1926. Dr. King was my Docter at that time. As I was heeling Dr King used to make House calls. He took me up to Mohawk on his house call. I was born in a house on the county road which goes to Mohawk in 1921. My sister still owns the home that we were born and rased in. I have many memories of that area. Thank You for allowing me to send this letter. M.

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