Oct 10-04

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Photo from Joyce Hart

Charlie Hopper, Eagle River, MI on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 08:02 am:

A couple of weeks ago Edie and I were visiting Pastor Hart and Joyce in Calumet, and there on top of a stack of old photos was this fascinating shot from Eagle Harbor in the (?)1930's(?)40's. Help me out here, some of you Pasty Cam regulars (Hart's, Hocking's, Bill Penprase, etc.)... who is the barefoot lady, and was this a pet she kept, or just a one-time photo-op? Bambi seems to be more interested in nibbling her ankles than getting a drink. Here's a closer look if it helps:

It's a beautiful weekend in the U.P., with color almost at it's peak. Yesterday Buddy and I explored the dunes below our house here in Eagle River, and he made a beeline for the water, in spite of the 60 temps. But rest assured I did not wade in after him.

Also, yesterday was the birthday of a guy who is pretty important to this website, as Jonathan Hopper, Pasty.NET's Systems Administrator, turned 29. Last week Jonathan upgraded our main webserver with tons of added disk space, making room for more of your wonderful U.P. photos in the Guest Gallery.

This evening the Keweenaw County Historical Society will have their end-of-year dinner at the Allouez Community Hall, and we'll be hearing our neighbor Mel Jones with a special presentation on "Music and Memories of the Civil War". Hope to see some of you there.

Have a good week!
By L-O-V-E Pastycam! on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 08:04 am:

First PostGood Morning!

By phillip peterson,Escanaba on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 08:05 am:

good morning

By Donna on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 08:30 am:

It is a phenomenal weekend in the Keweenaw....I drove from Baraga to Bootjack and back yesterday with various stops in between....the sun was shining in a blue sky with no clouds to be seen. The trees are BLAZING in their beauty! A time indeed, to say thanks to the Good Lord for putting us in this beautiful spot. And to be able to be a part of this along the shores of Lake Superior...can it get any better???

I was telling this to a friend who called from "Sunny California"...his reply to this description was..."It's nothing but smog here".

By Doug the Troll, Wixom MI on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 08:50 am:

Colors are just starting to change down state here. Looks like it'll be a great day today to go for a little hike and take it all in.

By Calumet on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 08:51 am:

Good Morning. Beautiful frost this moring. This is peak week coming up now. Just driving down to Houghton on the low road, coming back on the high road was just beautiful. Have a great week. They say this winter will be an el-nino winter. Jim

By Doug the Troll, Wixom MI on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 08:57 am:

Oops... hit the enter key just a bit too soon. Uploaded a few new pictures in my gallery of what color there is so far down here. (pasty.com/pcam/smitty)

By BT,TC on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 08:58 am:

Good morning from awesome Big Manistique lake in Curtis. The colors here are near peak I think. Lookin forward to a beautiful day at the lake...but alas...we have to shut down the cottage for the winter...*sigh*! Hopefully we'll still be able to come up in a couple weeks for duck hunting. Who needs running water anyway!(oops...gee that would be my wife...lol...guess I'll leave her home for that trip) The autumn colors are spectacular here. We love the U.P. even the eastern end!

By Phyllis M Rockford, IL on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:12 am:

Good Morning
The picture appears to be from the 50's. I have approximately 4 postcards of the deer in my personal collection. Some show him in the water, one being fed and my favorite is the deer and the kids ice skating. According to some sorces - George Hite has his picture taken with deer. Is this a personal picture or a postcard? I would love to add this postcard to my collection.

By maijaMi on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:14 am:

to Therese: thank you so much for your kind words yesterday. They mean so much.

By Phyllis M Rockford IL on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:14 am:

Also - (I forgot to add this to my email) the deer was named Bambi and was a pet to this area for many years.

By PSmitSC on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:20 am:

RE picture-What is the large bulding in the background and is it still there? I can't place it.

By maijaMi on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:26 am:


By ed/mi on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:33 am:

They had pet deer out at August Gagnon farm on the Trap Rock road when I was growing up in Lake Linden in the 40's. WE would stay overnite at the Alcid Thibodeau farm down the road,wake at 5 A.M. for pancake breakfast, clean the barns, pick the mustard seed off the potatoe plants, transplant strawberies, get to fish and swim in the Traprock River. All this and we didnt even have to pay for these great lasting experiences.

By Mary Lou on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:35 am:

PS>>>The building is what is now the Lake Breeze Hotel.......at one time it was a warehouse.....love the old place!!

By Rachel from Little Betsy on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:42 am:

Just flipped over to the bridge and was amazed at what I saw! Never seen a cloud that thick hang so low. My daughter went nuts, as she has to check out the bridge every morning too. She ran and got my husband, like it was the big event of the day.

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 10:10 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. A great picture this morning. Also, great shot of the bridge on the bridge cam this morning.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 10:14 am:

The bridge almost looks like it's on fire! I got scared for a second there!

By Mike, Superior State on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 10:27 am:

Jim Of Calumet, What type of weather can you expect with a El-Nino Winter?

By Mel, Kansas on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 11:40 am:

A few years ago on a brooding-stormy day, my husband drove across the bridge... Over a storm cloud - lightning included! Just one little black cloud hanging out underneath the deck (being summer, the bridge was up), storming away. Wish I'd been there to see it.

By Liz Idaho on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 11:45 am:

I have pictures of me as a toddler with Bambi and my "Grandpa Rod" in Eagle Harbor. That would have been 1949 or 1950.

By SarahK, MI on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 12:42 pm:

returned from a week in the beautiful UP yesterday. The colors were awesome....some places at peak, others before peak. The roads to the back woods were full of anticipation of surprise. The Porkies were so absolutely beautiful, spiritual. Dan's gallery, Silver Sands Motel, Craig Lake cabin, Greenstone Falls Cabin, Moose Cafe, Manitisque for Karoke. What can I say, you all live in a wonderful place. We hit as many falls as possible. I think the most beautiful were Walker Falls. The weather was surpurb, never once wore my coat and could've used shorts one day but didn't bring them. And each day, someone was just sitting in the middle of the road somewhere, not worrying about anything, talking on a cell phone or looking at wildlife. Appreciating life maybe but from a dangerous position for us trolls.

By Rob on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 12:42 pm:

Good morning,
Does anyone have a current picture of the Porkies showing this years color?

By Daryl on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 12:44 pm:

You're right, Rachel. The bridge did look very mysterious this


SarahK, MI on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 01:18 pm:

JJ has pictures from the Porkies from just a few days ago...very beautiful...he is still getting them downloaded from his camera.

By Ray E. GR MI on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 01:25 pm:

Have a story about the deer at Eagle Harbor. On a visit to the CC one time we heard about the deer at Eagle Harbor.Were told there were several of them, quite tame,and that they were getting quite aggressive. Wanting to get into the houses, etc. So we went down there and they were there for sure. The story goes that one of them was a buck and someone put a cow bell on him so that he would be identified as one of the tame ones. But after one of the hunting seasons he didn't return so it was assumed someone shot him anyway.Have a picture somewhere in an old album of my son feeding the deer an apple and would estimate the time as late 40's or early 50's.

By Lansing on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 01:26 pm:

If I didn't know that picture wasn't me as It looks like me when i was younger sure was suprised but its not me . it looks like me in my teens
Therese Dulong Dimet

By Hope-To-Come-UP on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 02:19 pm:

Beautiful shot of the bridge.
On a different subject:
Is the campground at Fort Wilkins still open?
If so, for how long?

By Barb Nelson, Jacobsville, MI on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 05:10 pm:

Here in Jacobsville I would say the color is PERFECT!
Jacobsville Color

By LMR Hancock, Mi on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 05:16 pm:

Spent another beautiful day on the lake at Bete Grise. Made it all the way to the Keweenaw Point and saw many hikers at the Montreal River. The colored leaves are just gorgious and got many pictures of them along with the rocks at Bare Bluff. Predicting snow and rain for next weekend so I suppose that will pull the leaves down. We'll head downstate to see how one of our trolls and family is doing.

By Victoria Rae - Mi. on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 06:06 pm:

To Barb in Jacobsville,
Jacobsville is ALWAYS wonderful from what I hear! What a lovely picture!

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 07:09 pm:

Barb, I'm so jealous! I've always wanted to take a vacation to the Copper Country in the fall to see such a beautiful sight, but it's impossible to get away then when you're a teacher. For the time being I'll have to enjoy it through pictures like yours. Thanks for sharing.

By SarahK, MI on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 07:30 pm:

Oops...I meant Wagner Falls, not Walker Falls.

By JJ MI on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 07:44 pm:


That was Wagner Falls just outside Munising, and I am curious what the name of the 2nd smaller falls to the right of Wagner Falls, that flow into the same river, by the viewing deck - anyone know???

And to the DNR - we didn't know to not take the canoe out - although the journal at the Craig Lake cabin suggested it... Sorry, but thanks for the clean showers in the various State Parks / Wilderness areas - or those close by (Van Riper).

But mostly thanks to the residents and fellow travelers that we met that made the vacation magical. The U.P. is awesome. By the way - (other than stillwaters) has there ever been a survey on who / where the best Pasties are ???

By ert, GA on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 08:55 pm:

Cindy -- I, too, am a teacher and one of the things I look forward to the most about retirement is being able to go on vacation in October!

By Barb Nelson, Jacobsville, MI on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:07 pm:

To Victoria Rae & Cindy:

Yes, it is the prettiest place (not that I'm prejudiced), especially
for fall colors. We've driven all over the Copper Country and
right here where we live has always got the best colors!

I took other pictures this morning as well. If anybody would
like to see them, check out

By elm on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:10 pm:

The colors in the keweenaw were beautiful today. Never saw so many people on Brockway at one time. It was a perfect day. Lots of cameras were clicking.

By Skylar in Wi on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:14 pm:

We just returned from an awesome weekend in Twin Lakes. I would have to say that the colors were close to peak. INCREDIBLE to say the least. Saturday morning we went for a walk on the beach at Misery Bay. The wind was really blowing, I would estimate the waves at 3-5 feet. We also had a doe run right by us as we were walking. She was running along the water line, she passed within 15 feet of us. Hopefully the picture turns out. Covered drive was not at peak on Saturday, but was still beutiful. We took the Freda cross cut to get there from Misery Bay. We have never been up there when the colors were at peak, and I was simply blown away with all the colors, and beuty of it all. It was like the woods were on fire. We also got caught in the late Friday afternoon thunderstorm, while we out on the 4-wheelers. We rode from Toivola back to Twin Lakes in the torrential downpour. Ridng while it is snowing is a blast, riding while it is raining sucks! LOL. Later, Skylar.

By DB on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:54 pm:

farm adventures; making hay on the old fields around keweenaw- & traprock valley---riding horses with the gang-- dances & western shows on the weekend ---these were the greatest days in the 40 s & 50 s.

By Mary Lou on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 10:00 pm:

.... wonderful colors on the drive to Marquette from Escanaba. Both Lake Michigan and Lake Superior were calm and glistening in the sunlite. The view from Presque Isle across to the Huron Mountains was beautiful..color is at its peak....I plan to take a drive with friends this week ....to Munising via the camp 7 road in the Hiawatha Natonal Forest....it is an annual treat..when on a sunny day the road appears to be covered in golden lace..as you approach Lake Superior......

By Russ E. St. Clair county MI on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 11:56 pm:

Oh come on you guys! We are leaving tomorrow for our cottage in Kalkaska county. Its been 20 years since we've been to the Copper Country and my boyhood home! Your are twisting my arm and getting in my head! Well----? just MAYBE--- you never know EH, miracles do happen! Wish us luck! Whats the saying?---Just do it!

By Bee...Sarasota, Fl on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 01:48 am:

The pictures of the bridge, the deer and young lady and the many shots of the beautiful flowers....all just so beautiful....the lillies of the valley being my favorite and sadly missed in Florida. Thank you all for submitting pictures that can be emjoyed by all.

By Liz Boorman, Idaho on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 10:15 am:

I asked my Mom who the lady in the picture was and she gave me all the info: It is Mary Margaret Carlton, Jack Carlton's daughter. Mom didn't remember her married name. But, Mary Margaret comes up every July 4th to Eagle Harbor and surrounds.
She lives in Wisconsin near where the Ferry left for Ludington. Hope that helps Pastor Hart.

By Liz, Idaho on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 10:27 am:

Opps, It's Margaret Mary not Mary Margaret. Sorry

By Lori... Commerce Twp on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 10:28 am:

To Doug the troll in Wixom, I enjoyed seeing your Highland rec area pics from down here in lower Michigan. I have run there with my dog, Kodi. I think there is a lot of color around but we don't get the vibrancy that the U.P. does.
And, the foggy capture of the bridge was awesome! Thank you for posting it Daryl.

By Lori... commercetwp on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 10:55 am:

great foggy pic of the bridge! Thanks for posting it Daryl...

By Susan Hocking Hart, CO on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 11:06 am:

To Charlie Hopper: When my husband Phil Hart (Charlie Hart's nephew) called me to look at the deer picture I first thought it was my mom, Martha Hocking Bryan but when looking at the close up version I realized quickly it was not - sorry can't help you. Fun picture. Years ago when we were first married Phil was fishing somewhere near the Garden City Road and had a deer follow him, try to eat food out of his pocket and basically hung around all day - found out later it was a regular in that area - being an animal lover it was quite a treat for him - makes us think of what heaven will be like.

By Cousin Jack on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 01:19 am:

Many thanks to the foormer Boorman, Liz
For revealing Margaret Mary's 1950's Bambi-petting biz
My dear cousin Millie would share this too,
But she's lost somewhere south of Milwaukee or is it Kalamazoo?
I knew right away it might be an Irish Catholic mare
By the size of her teeth and frizz in her hair


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