July 19-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: July: July 19-09
U.P. Newspaper    ...scroll down to share comments
Courtesy of Ancestry.com
Needs a little proofreading?    ...scroll down to share comments
Courtesy of Ancestry.com
Wrong Way Corrigan    ...scroll down to share comments
Courtesy of Aeroplane Art

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 06:39 am:

I have to confess we have a lot of fun with Pasty Central's Day in History. Each day we search out U.P.-related news items from the past, and put it together with photos from various historical sources, to bring a one-minute mini-documentary to start your morning (well, at least *most* mornings). One of the recurring sources for the feature is The Ironwood Globe, which has a fantastic archive of original newspapers over at Ancestry.com. In addition to many obscure facts about the U.P. itself, it is a picture on the world in general, with national and international stories of the time.

On this particular day - July 19, 1938 - the Globe ran a front page story about "Wrong-way Corrigan" and his trans-Atlantic trek 71 years ago. I wonder if there are any Pasty Cam watchers who grew up in the U.P., who may remember when Wrong-way made his flight? You'll find a more in-depth account of the adventure at the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commision.

By the way, one of our Pasty Cammies who has contributed much to "Day in History" is Bill Haller, and it just so happens that Bill will give a talk this week about The Isle Royale Copper Company. It is scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday, July 21, in room 641 of the Dow Building at MTU. Maybe we'll see you there!

Have a good week :o)

By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 07:26 am:

Practice makes perfect
...so be careful what you practice.
......Douglas,we think, just had a dream.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 07:54 am:

History has always been one of my favorite hobbies there is always something odd or different, but it's very intersting. I notice that the prop on the plane is in motion. But Mr. Corrigan was a man of darring.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 08:40 am:

Yes, these segments are very interesting indeed. Thanks for all of the history lessons you pass on.

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 09:00 am:

Proofreading needed reminds me of my 8th grade English class:

"I before E except after C or when sounded as A
as in neighbor or weigh."

Exceptions: Neither leisured foreigner seized the weird heights.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 09:28 am:

I remember mentioning this event 2 my Dad, and even though Corrigan said he thought he was flying to Los Angeles, my Dad said Corrigan knew darn well he was flying across the Atlantic. Boy, what some people will do 2 get attention (lol).

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 09:40 am:

JAD, I remember that too. BTW, if Albert was so smart, why did he spell his name thusly...Einstein! :)

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 10:26 am:

The UP had its own version of "wrong way" about 20 years ago. A student pilot on a solo cross country flight, left the old Marquette airport headed for Houghton. The instuctor told hm,he would cross a few miles of water just before reaching the airport. He was talking about the 10 mile wide Keweenaw Bay. The pilot missed the airport and flew to Thunder Bay, Canada. That is 78 nautical miles past Houghton county airport. I think the instructor had to go to Canada to retrieve the pilot and plane.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 11:14 am:

As a six month old, I hadn't become an accomplished reader yet......"O>)

By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 11:44 am:

Einstein...Keiran (as in Pat & Glenda)...knew there was a connection..

By Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 12:51 pm:

what time is the bootjack bbq today?

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 02:21 pm:

Steve--It's from 11:00 - 5:00 today at the fire hall. Enjoy!

By James Pykonen (Redwing) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 03:33 pm:

wasnt wrong way corrigan a character on a Gilligan's Island episdoe?

By William P. Aubin (Dasfliger) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 04:50 pm:

If Einstein had spelled his name Einstien It would be pronounced Einsteen! In the old country
when two vowels are together the accent is on the second vowel an it is the long pronunciation!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 05:39 pm:

Well, Dasfliger, I guess 'Ienstien' wouldn't work either.....I before E. ;D

By James Alain (Charlevoix) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 09:33 pm:

The spelling rule is "i before e MOST of the time!"

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 09:53 pm:

I heard that in England they got rid of the "i" before "e" rule.

By William P. Aubin (Dasfliger) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 11:39 pm:

Shirly. I before e dosen't work in Germany!

By John Preisler (Jpreisler) on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 07:54 am:

There are more exceptions than words that follow the i before e rule.

By Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Monday, July 19, 2010 - 09:46 am:


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