2007-08-04 / Looking Back

Looking Back

Compiled by Ryan Schlehuber

115 Years Ago

The St. Ignace News

Saturday, July 30, 1892

Miss Dora Williams of Les Cheneaux hotel gave a "necktie" party at the hotel last Tuesday. It was largely attended, guests having come from Cheboygan, Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, Mackinac Island and other points, to the number of 136. General Babock of Buffalo and Miss Ida McElroy of St. Ignace led the grand march. It was a very enjoyable affair.

Until further notice, Dr. Veldhuis, dentist, will spend Tuesday and Thursday of each week at the Murray House, Mackinac Island. St. Ignace patrons will please note, and Island people wishing dental work done will please call at the above named hotel on days mentioned.

The str. Algomah will give excursions to Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City every Sunday during the summer, at the low rate of 25 cents for the round trip.

President Preston of Mackinac spent Thursday in St. Ignace.

"Billy" Bouchard walked off Arnold's dock at Mackinac Island into the water at two o'clock this morning. He was immediately fished out by George Kirby and the watchman of the str. Chas. West.

The Island Transportation Co. has made a contract with the St. Ignace Cornet Band to furnish music for their Sunday afternoon excursions.

90 Years Ago The St. Ignace Enterprise

Thursday, August 2, 1917

Major J.H. Poole and family of Detroit arrived Monday and are occupying a cottage located at the Fort.

The Arnold Transit Co. has just issued its annual time cards. The cards are attractive and, unlike most time tables, are easily understood. M. Doud, general manager and ticket agent, is the architect.

George B. Hall is offering the beautiful summer home, Silver Birch Camp, for sale. It is a fine property and the price he is offering it for makes an attractive proposition.

Sunday was the warmest day of the summer, the official government thermometer at Pilson's in St. Ignace registering 93 degrees between 2 and 3 o'clock.

There is likely to be no World Series as a result of the drain on major league ball players by the draft. President Johnson of the American league states that probably twenty men would be taken from the Americans alone and that the league would not play the series if it was handicapped by that serious loss.

50 Years Ago

The Republican-News

& St. Ignace Enterprise

Thursday, August 1, 1957

The 130-ton center unit of the Mackinac Bridge was hoisted into place to link the two main towers of the bridge. The unit was the heaviest lift made during the entire erection of the superstructure and the last steel section needed to fill the gap over the deepest portion of the Straits. The first vehicles drove on the suspension span of the bridge last Thursday. Two 35-ton truck cranes were lifted onto the 3,800-foot span, where they will be used to lay steel grid on top of the span.

Events for the annual August fundraising campaigns to benefit the Island Lay Health and Medical Center will open on August 17, a Saturday. On the agenda will be the "Crown Your Bronze King and Queen" contest at the Community House, where music will be furnished by the Kinross AFB band, featuring the singing Jo-Ettes.

Denice Rene King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vertis Victor King Jr., was born July 26 at the medical center. Mr. King is a waiter at Grand Hotel.

Governor G. Mennen Williams arrived Saturday from Lansing to spend the weekend with his family at the governor's summer home at Fort Mackinac.

35 Years Ago

The Republican-News

& St. Ignace Enterprise

Thursday, August 3, 1972

Mr. and Mrs. G. Cusack and daughters of Petoskey spent the weekend visiting the F. Doud family, also attending the christening of Francis Raymond Doud, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Doud, at Trinity Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon.

Daisy Days will be held Tuesday, August 8. Chairman for the day is Lynn Tellefson. Headquarters at Murray Hotel.

15 Years Ago

The St. Ignace News

Thursday, July 30, 1992

Three attorneys, Al D'Alimonte, Dan Dowdell, and E. Michael McNamara, are candidates for the Mackinac County Prosecutor's job, now held by Prentiss Brown III.

Governor and Mrs. John Engler hosted an open house at the governor's home at Fort Mackinac on Thursday, July 23.

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