Feb 12-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: February: Feb 12-06
Winter scenes at Tech    ...scroll down to share comments
Courtesy of the MTU Archives
Copper Country heritage    ...scroll down to share comments
Courtesy of the MTU Archives

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 06:56 am:

On this final day of Winter Carnival here in the Keweenaw, we recall the thousands of students and faculty who have made this such a great event for the better part of a century. The top MTU Archive photo from 1963 reminds us that it's not just about snow statues, but unique sporting events and other talent competition as well.

The second Copper Country photo caught my eye because of the year (1952). A month after that shot was taken, a baby came into this world who would grow up spending his summers in the U.P., coming to love this expanse of God's creation, and eventually moving here. Forty years after that picture he would become acquainted with an elder's home of wonderful people who carried on the mining-era tradition of making pasties. So here I sit at sunrise looking out over Lake Superior, counting more than a half-century of blessings, happy to send some memories your way on the Pasty Cam - as we conclude another Winter Carnival... and cruise into a new week :o)

From the MTU Archives
1966 Winter Carnival - MTU Archives

kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 07:12 am:

Thanks be to God! What a wonderful way to
spend your life. So many people, myself
included, have benefitted from the choice you

By Renee in AL (Renee) on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 07:16 am:

Hello all!
I love the recent pictures from the Winter Carnival; looks Like alot of fun!
Did anyone get to see the concert by Alan Parsons that was over the weekend?? He is one of my favorite musicians! I bet the concert was awesome!! Would love to hear about it from anyone who was there!
Best wishes to all!
Renee in snowy AL; where we did get a heavy dusting of the white stuff this weekend

By NKR (Nkr) on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 08:02 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. Great pictures this morning. Boy, those guys are really moving in that first picture. How fast can you run with snowshoes on? I agree with kosk in that I too am grateful for your choices you have made and have gladly benefitted from them. Thank you Charlie.

By NKR (Nkr) on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 08:11 am:

I forgot to ask about that last picture with the cars. Is that a ice sculpture in the background? If so, WOW that is fantastic. I mean all ice sculptures are great, I can hardly make a icecube, but that one is fantastic!

By Dennis Kemper (Gliderrider) on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 08:21 am:

Good Morning Everyone! I went to see Alan Parsons last nite and it was fantastic. I also listened to him in the 70's & 80's and love the music. I sat only 10 rows back from the stage and the accoustics were amazing. I did manage to sneak a few pics although you weren't supposed to use camera's. It was a great ending to a record breaking Winter Carnival.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 08:37 am:

Good Morning everyone!. Wonderful pictures of Winter Carnival years ago. The old black and whites bring back memories. Always a pleasure to look.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 10:16 am:

"Cool" shots. Looks like fun.

By Dotsie Salani Stewart (Suna) on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 10:58 am:

Gosh, those cars look so old!!!! Brings back great memories---Winter Carnival was such a fun weekend. College avenue was full of snow statues, and we would go to see them on the Sunday afternoon after carnival. It was always a "big deal" to go over there after church. The place was always crowded--we would park the car and walk the entire avenue---lots of folks checking them out.

By FJL (Langoman) on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 11:38 am:

What a great action shot of that snowshoe race. Hope that guy on the ground in the lower left of the picture didn't get hurt. They were sure giving it their all..... So you were born in the winter of "52". Wow, I was 17 yrs old then. Guess time really does "fly".

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 10:16 pm:

Wow, at this time in '52 I was 12. Look at the snowbanks in the lowest pic, over the roof of the car!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 07:17 am:

Charlie, Thanks for the great shots! And thanks for being a Yooper. I was born in 1952 so sure don't remember THAT particular shot, but the shot of the drive through Houghton is memorable. How many times did I make that drive through there? My cousin lived on that street for a while. Now it's a frat house of some kind. And my grandma lived right outside of Houghton on US 41. Thanks for the memories.

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