Aug 19-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: August: Aug 19-07
The Square People    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo courtesy of Dickinson County Library

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 09:22 am:

The last few mornings it has felt more like fall here in the Copper Country. It won't be long before the whole World Series thing is here, taking us all the way to October. Local team competition has always been a tradition here in the U.P., and today's Shoebox Memory courtesy of the Dickinson County Library gives us a glimpse of one from Iron Mountin about 1915.

Wonder how many names they considered for the team? The Braves? The Wildcats? Ahh, the "Square People", that's it. Years ahead of their time, the Village People, etc. The tallest guy standing appears to have "Richter H-W" on his shirt (Richter Hardwoods?), perhaps the former name of the group before they jazzed it up. And the well dressed bat-boy dude standing on the left... looks like he just stepped out of the Kentucky Derby, what's up with that?

I would be amazed and delighted if any of our regular Pasty Cam visitors could provide any insight into this photo - the team, the people, the company, who won the series in 1915, etc. It's fun to cruise back through time around the Upper Peninsula and run into such interesting folks.

It's been a busy weekend all across the U.P. with a flurry of festivals and activities. A final blast of vacation fun before heading back to school in a week or two. Thanks to all who are sharing their vacation shots over in the Guest Gallery. Lot's of good stuff to enjoy here at Pasty Central.

Have a good week :o

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 09:38 am:

Never heard of the Square People, would be interesting to find out who they are or were and how long ago this pic was taken.

By Happy to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 09:41 am:

A pretty neat name for a baseball team! Different that is for sure! I wonder how many Series they won back in the day?

By Victoria (Mumbarko) on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 10:30 am:

I found this on the Upper Peninsula
Digitization Center Collections webpage.. but it's not complete..

following players: standing, left to right, Chester Reacek, Stuart Blackhall, John Anderson, Joe Robinette, Llewellyn Farrell; seated, left to right, Charles Fa

That's where is ends on the site.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 10:36 am:

I don't know any of these people.

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 02:05 pm:

Wow, can't believe it is sunday again.....Don'tca love the bat boy ??? In what appears to be the second row the fella looking straight out at us sure is a handsome kid....I wonder what all these fella's grew up to be and if any are still around.....thanks for the pic's Charlie.

I was so excited to be in Eagle River on Friday when Jim was fixing the area to the walking bridge by my friend Mary Longs.....It will be good to take a walk and not have to go up the hill on the highway anymore. I was so afraid it would be destroyed like the jail was and it would darken history for others.

God Bless....

By Tim Holland (Tholland) on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 06:59 pm:

Speaking of UP athletes, this reminds me of how a few years ago I was looking at family graves in the Calumet Cemetery off of M-203 and I walked up to a grave that said "George Gipp." I thought, "This can't be the famous George Gipp" but I found out later it was.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 09:29 pm:

What a great cemetery that is, Tim. Just saw it myself for the first
time last week.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Monday, August 20, 2007 - 01:55 am:

If the picture was taken in 1915 as Charlie says, those guys would all be well over 100 years old depending how old they were then! I'm figuring they were 15 to 20? 25?

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