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Dean Woodbeck (Dwoodbeck) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 06:33 am:

Our Pasty Cam photographer's head was in the clouds eight years ago. Lake Superior's influence, and the Copper Country's prevailing weather patterns, make for some spectacular sights for those inclined to keep their eyes on the skies.

Just two days until Pasty Fest. If you haven't submitted your pasty poem there is still time. Pasty Fest will include a parade, free pasties (only 500), and an open house at the new home of Pasty Central Express (Saturday, July 1, 3-7 pm).

By Bob Tiura (Bobtiura) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 06:30 am:

First PostGood morning!

By P&G,TN (Gormfrog) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 06:51 am:

If we have any unsatisfied wants, they are not for things, but for opportunities...PASTY FEST..or a chance to do more hunting and fishing, hiking, exploring, loving, whatever...

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 06:53 am:


By Married a Yooper (Gingertn) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 09:02 am:

Does anyone know the name of the store in Calumet (on Fifth St) that sells used bicycles and sporting equipment? We are coming up in a few weeks (from TN) and I want to get my nephew a bike.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 09:32 am:

latest from my son in germany

he is heading to Prague to trace his 5th great grandfather's roots next week. ;-)

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 09:41 am:


By brian hess (Hexnymph) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 10:06 am:

The name of the store is "re-run sports"

By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 03:50 pm:

I was on Wikipedia, so I looked up Pasty to see what they would say. Would you believe they do not mention the U.P. at all! A shocking neglect on their part. If you want to see go here:

If you have the time, you can add the Yooper history of the Pasty. Surely someone on can alleviate this terrible situation!
(I would do it but I am in the middle of a large report for work.)

Have a great day folks.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 04:45 pm:

Richard,if you look at the history of the pasty on the site you gave us you will see that the UP is mentioned. And,boy,would I like a pasty right now!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 05:24 pm:

"The UP is mentioned on the site Richard gave us[in the fourth paragraph under History]." It sure is:


"Cornish miner immigrants helped to spread pasties into the rest of the world, in the 19th century. As tin mining in Cornwall began to fail, miners brought their expertise and traditions to new mining regions. As a result, pasties are very common in Nevada County, California, Silver Bow County, Montana, parts of Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In these areas, pasties are now a major tourist draw. Pasties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan have a particularly unusual history, as a small influx of Finnish immigrants followed the Cornish miners, in 1864. These Finns (and many other ethnic groups) adopted the pasty for use in the Copper Country copper mines. About 30 years later, a much larger flood of Finnish immigrants found their countrymen baking pasties, and assumed that it was a Finnish invention. As a result, the pasty has become strongly associated with Finnish culture in this area."

Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 05:26 pm:

For some reason my page stopped loading at the BW picture, so I didn't see that part. Still, kind of short mention, but thanks for seeing it. I have been told that the Cornish and Austrailian pasties are not as tasty as ours are. But I have to take the word of those who have been there. Thanks Erica for finding the UP mention.

By Mary Geshel (Maryll) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 06:37 pm:

Bob and Liz:

Sure are enjoying reading Robs reports.

Mrs. Geshel

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 07:31 pm:

Oh, and just in case anyone missed it, check out the References and External links in the Wikipedia article mentioned above. This one seems to be particularly interesting:

4) Luke Miller and Marc Westergren. History of the Pasty. The Cultural Context of the Pasty. - Here's the full reference to the related home page (at MTU, no less!): The Cultural Context of the Pasty) See the links therein to Pasty Recipes, Pasty History, Interviews, Pasty Quotes, and Documentation.

By Betty Paull Colborn,AZ (Betty) on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 01:09 am:

To Tim in Oscoda - have a great and relaxing vacation. You deserve it.

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 06:39 am:

Hi from Escanaba.....Beautiful day for a drive north.....the sun is bright over Lake Michigan as I pull out....first stop is the Hillside... (except for a quick walk through Younkers in Marquette, where all the summer stuff is on sale..??..winter catalog came in yesterday and I hate it when it comes in before the 4th) the "Good Ole Summertime" & "Hurrah, for the 4th of July"..have fun, be safe.....

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