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2003: Copper Range Inspection Car    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Copper
2004: Silly Signage    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Shawn Wyant
2014: Pretty Packer    ...scroll down to share comments
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 08:49 am:

If you've been a Pasty Cam visitor for a number of years, then you're familiar with our Sunday feature, the Shoebox Memory. That's the day we check out memories from days gone by in the history of the Upper Peninsula. Today's archive photos highlight a few that appeared in the past 19 years, beginning with the Copper Range Inspection Car that was featured in 2003. The photo was actually taken by Charles Sincock in 1961. It looks like the CRRR car was bringing home some early Christmas trees.

In 2004, the photo that appeared was snapped by Shawn Wyant at Horseshoe Falls near Munising. It wasn't actually a Shoebox Memory, but I included it, because of its historical significance…or maybe I should say its hysterical significance. Check out the plaque in front of this silly looking character. It says: On This Site in 1897 Nothing Happened. That sure made me chuckle.

Back to the Shoebox…the Atlas Powder Company, located in Senter, was featured in 2014. What an interesting advertisement for the company, saying that the explosives were handpacked by beautiful, soft hands. I can't help but think if that was truly the case, the ladies behind those "soft hands" weren't dressed like depicted here.

Another Pasty Cam feature you'll be familiar with if you've been a viewer for any amount of time, is the Pasty Cameo video that Charlie produces. One of the first Cameos produced in 2008, was about the Atlas Powder Company with photos and narrative from Bill Haller. Check it out...

By Gary W. Long (Gary_in_co) on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 08:55 am:

I had a blast watching the video.

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:46 am:

I learned a lot from the video today. I never realized Senter was that big at one time. I liked the camouflage inspection car. Takes me back to my youthful days when we used to let some air out of the car tires and ride down the railroad tracks. Didn't even need a hand on the steering wheel.
I know it wasn't the brightest idea we ever had but it was on the tracks going into the powder company in National Mine and train traffic wasn't even a daily event.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 01:16 pm:

I miss you, Terry, but I do know you are in a better place....:O)

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 09:17 pm:

Nostalgic pix and video of times gone by...or is it just people passing thru a space? (that was heavy)

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 09:21 pm:

...and Duane, taking a car down the tracks, no hand and heading towards a powder factory...what's wrong with that picture? :-)

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