Feb 08-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: February: Feb 08-08
Winter Carnival 2008    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Ole Kristensen
Frightful Creatures with Chilling Features    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Ole Kristensen

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 01:57 am:

Be sure to catch the Pasty Cameo with more pictures by Ole Kristensen. Special thanks to Keweenaw Video for production assistance.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 02:06 am:

Wow! It must be something to see these designs up close and in person. They make tremendous pictures.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 06:48 am:

Those are awesome pictures, and I'm pretty sure those are this year's statues! Those really are Frightful Creatures with Chilling Features! Thank you Ole & Charlie!

By Donna (Donna) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 07:00 am:

Absolutely PHENOMENAL!!!! Way to go EVERYONE involved...you have made us proud once again!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 07:12 am:

What incredable master-pieces! A bunch of creative artists having fun at work!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 07:36 am:

Oooooooo, how I wish I was there.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 08:05 am:

Congrats to the artists.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 08:09 am:

WOW, they outdid themselves. My son, wife and grandson are headed that way right now. I know my 9 year old grandson is going to really enjoy these. I sure hope he took his camera along.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 08:36 am:

Even better is when you've actually been a part of building these magnificent structures ;-)

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 08:41 am:

We're leaving in about 30 minutes to head up to the CC :)
Hope to see the statues for sure...weather allowing...
main reason is to see my mom, but it would be a big mistake to miss the great works of ice, and maybe take in the Tech/Badgers game...GO BADGERS !

I was up there a few years ago the weekend after the winter carnival, and the statues were all MELTED already. Big warm spell had struck...50 degress in February

By Donald Kilpela (Commodore) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 09:03 am:

Let's go youse Huskies...!!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 09:18 am:

The afterschool program is bussing the kids into town to see them after school today, my son is so lucky! I have to wait until tomorrow!

By Brian Thomas (Bttc) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 09:22 am:

WOW...The cameo is amazing today! I wish I was up there this weekend....it's been too many years since my bro's were at Tech and I traveled from Western for the carnival....I miss those days! Good job Tech students...outstanding this year!

By Nancy (Nsanderson) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 09:44 am:

Wish I were there to see these in person. Nice to know we are still producing engineers.
The picture from last week on Shaft 4 is one of the Copper Range Shafts and was never at Freda. Freda was the location of the stamp mill. When I reread my comment on the post cards, I could see why the confusion. Sorry about that to all of you history buffs. Nancy

By Tom Wright (Tomw) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 09:48 am:

Any word on more record-breaking attempts? I believe North Dakota now holds the record for most snow angels. I was up there for Winter Carnival 2006 and took part in the snowball fight and snow angels--my 15 minutes of fame! And, like so many others here, I'm heartsick and filled with longing, wishing I were there!

By David t Hainault (Davehainault) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 10:41 am:

Looks like the MTU students took the guy up on his "Free Snowmen" sign, from the other day, and these young people REALLY KNOW how to build a snowman! With very fond memories of the allnighters, and the pride of workmanship that followed, I wish everyone a really "chilling" weekend! We've got the snow, and the mountains, but no snowmen here...

By Tim Holland (Tholland) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 11:58 am:

What I don't understand is how this talent is passed on from one graduating class to another, year after year. Apparently, there has never been a class of tech students lacking these ice sculpting skills. With all of the internet, text messaging and computer game junkies making couch potatoes out of many younger folks these days, I was kind of expecting to see this amazing craft deteriorate into just a bunch of gloried snowmen at winter carnival. MTU students are a special group, otherwise they wouldn't survive the remote copper country.

By Tim Holland (Tholland) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 12:00 pm:

I meant to say "glorified" snowmen. Oops.

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 12:31 pm:

WOW that's sweet!!

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 03:29 pm:

Don't forget to go see the Hancock Statues....it is by far the best....it is soooo awesome. It reminds me of how the Statues were when I first moved up here 13 years ago.

Beautiful day to be out and about the campus.

God Bless ......

By David t Hainault (Davehainault) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 05:27 pm:

Tim, don't forget that these bright young people, as opposed to the wonder-children WE were, are in fact industrial, structural, and various & sundry other types of engneers. These kids will be designing the skyscrapers, bridges and cities of the future. What's a "glorified snowman" other than extended winter entertainment. I'd like to say its activitiy like this that keeps them off drugs and all, but I remember the late nights in the late sixties/early seventies, and, yeah... we had our "permits" too.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, February 8, 2008 - 10:07 pm:

My son, wife and grandson are going to the game tomorrow night. They're all Badgers fans. OOPS!!!

David, we were there quite a few years ago in February and when we drove through Houghton upon our arrival, the temperature was 60. Unreal!!

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 09:41 am:

Have to let you know what a hit your Pasty Cameo of the 2008 Winter Carnival Statues were with friends and family all over the country.
They were familiar with the Winter Carnival, but until they saw so many statues that were represented in the cameo, had no clue the extensive work that went into making these.

Again, MAJOR thanks to Pasty Net for making something as unique as this available for all to enjoy!

By Jeffrey P. Carlson (Dlineman) on Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 07:37 pm:

Hate to date myself, but I remember going over to MTU from Suomi in 71 with Debbie and Tim Stewart along with my "local" girlfriend Susan L Jokie from Houghton to see Winter Carnival. It was cold but great, especially the small out of the way snow figures rated X. After all these years I hope everyone is OK

By S. Hill (Azfinn) on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 01:51 am:

Winter Carnival was always something to look forward to every year since I was a kid. I have many fond memories of the fun going to see the snow statues and I still have pictures. When I was in grade school in Houghton, one of my best friend's dad was an Army Lt. Colonel and headed up the ROTC program at Tech. She and I had so much fun watching the officers and their wives come to their home. We especially loved seeing all the ladies arrive in their beautiful formal gowns. In 1971, I went to see the statues with my Suomi boyfriend, Jeff (see message above). Yes, that was me! :) Those were the days! Actually that was the last year I had the chance to see the snow statues. I especially love placing pasty.com's beautiful snow pictures as my desktop on my work computer to keep a feeling of my roots. Many co-workers comment on the beauty and are quite amazed at all the snow!

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