July 25-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: July: July 25-10
"The Village" of Senter    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from Bill Haller
Exhibit at Carnegie Library    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from Bill Haller

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 10:10 am:

A few lovely ladies out for a Sunday stroll in the early part of last century. Area historian John Backman of Dollar Bay has assembled scores of pictures on the life and times of the Atlas Powder employees in their years of operation at Senter location, 1910 - 1960. This pictorial display is presented for the summer in the Carnegie Museum in Houghton. The exhibit also has a new section about the Lake Superior Safety Fuse Company in Eagle River. In case you missed the original Pasty Cameo about Atlas Powder Company by Bill Haller, here is a repeat performance.

A little late publishing the Pasty Cam this morning, as we still are working through the final details of Pasty.NET's wireless Keweenaw network upgrade. The added speed is nice for all of us who rely on faster connections to the net. And it will enable connections to more neighborhoods, including Lake Medora and Cedar Bay in the coming month.

Working here in the Keweenaw Peninsula, we feel a connection to the area laborers of the past, like those at Atlas Powder or the fuse factory. But I sure am glad we are working with bandwidth instead of dynamite!

Have a good week :o)

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 10:52 am:

Better late than never, Charlie.;D Thanks for all the trouble you go to, to get out the great info for us! Those 'lovely ladies' bring back memories....I loved dolls and I think I was 13yrs old before I finally asked for my last 'Christmas doll'. Something I hated to give up, but alas, we do have to grow up sometime. :<

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 10:59 am:

why ?

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 11:23 am:

Very historic.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 11:23 am:

Nice Cameo!
Bought my first laptop yesterday and what a frustrating day. I think I'm getting the hang of it, instead of thinking of hanging myself. Now I know why the power cord is so long :)
Next is to figure out the wireless internet.

By Donna (Donna) on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 12:36 pm:

That's awesome stuff about Senter. Had friends living there at one time (some still do), and it's a BEAUTIFUL little Burb~!!

And...don'tcha know....


Have a fun Sunday!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 12:38 pm:

Well, Dave, I guess we don't really have to 'grow up' but we do have to face the fact that we grow older. (she says at 75, with tongue in cheek) :S

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 12:49 pm:

Keep in mind...your age is ONLY a number!

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By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 06:54 pm:

HELP! my pasty friends! PLEASE! Was cruising the "Photo Gallery" just now. Accidentally found a whole lot of photos by a "bobg 252" a Bob Gilreath. They were all photos of Hubbell. One of the guest comments under pic of St. Ceccial's was some one who said they were grandchild of "Red" Slattery and "Jenny" Slattery! That makes them my cousin! As they were also MY grandparents!!! So does anyone remember writing that comment of May 3, 2004? Or knows who did? I'm so excited about this discovery!!!!!!!!!!

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 07:06 pm:

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By Jim (Keweenawpress) on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 09:50 pm:

I have a vision of a Pasty Cam that does not have ads or postings about things that have absolutely nothing to do with today's photo or discussion.

By Roland Burgan (Rburgan) on Friday, July 30, 2010 - 12:09 am:

My brother-in-law, now deceased, worked at the Atlas plant in Senter for some years after WWII (he was a DAV from the War), until the second nitro blowup destroyed much of the plant, and he was injured again. The plant never reopened, as other less touchy explosives were now becoming available, such as fertilizer and fuel oil, and trinitrotoluene (TNT).

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