Nov 13-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: November: Nov 13-05
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 02:26 pm:

Our weekly Shoebox Memory, just a little late this weekend, brings some timely news from Kevin Musser at The Keweenaw Central Railway postcard is Kevin's Photo of the month, which he uses to introduce a whole new collection of postcards from Nancy Sanderson. Copper Country Postcards - A View of the Past from the Keweenaw Peninsula contains almost three hundred postcards featuring a variety of topics: mining, mills, machines, shipping, the strike of 1913, towns and villages, and a smattering of other images in a miscellaneous section. This colorful new compilation is one of several gift items we are making available with this year's holiday pasty shipments. I can hardly wait to get a copy at our house.

Have a good week :o)

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 02:33 pm:

Mornin' even if it is late.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 02:50 pm:

Now I know it's Sunday! The train is a sight we no longer see in the Keys. Once it was the main form of transportation from Miami to Key West. I have a picture on my wall of the old "Pineapple
Special" chugging along on the Long Key Viaduct on it's way to Key West many years ago. It is nice to revisit memories and see a little of what life must have been like in former years.

By allen philley (Allen) on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 03:10 pm:

from the keys to the keweenaw by pasty .net .you could also take U.S. 41, but of course that woulbe a long drive. I wonder if any one has made this as trip ?

By allen philley (Allen) on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 03:15 pm:

I am glad C.R.R.R. #29 will be prserved. but Im sad it left home and will only be static display.

By Sofia Lokke, Scandinavia (Sofial) on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 03:37 pm:

I really enjoy today's picture. It's interesting to see those old "chug-chugs". As a matter of fact, my great-grandpa went over to the States, from Sweden, and helped building the Chisholm Trail. My great-grandma, his wife-to-be, served as a maid in Chicago. They then met, when they were both heading back to Sweden - where they married, and had several kids, of whom my grandma was the oldest. For all their life they had a longing of going back to the States. Funny if they'd known that many of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren would move over to the States!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 05:29 pm:

This message arrived in my inbox today from "jatlanta" (Joan) and she asked me to post it for her:

"Some years ago, Joe Kirkish made the trip from Copper Harbor to
Miami along US 41 -- at least I think i remember that."

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 05:53 pm:

Before the interstate (75)was finished,we drove US41 through Kentucky,Tenn. and Georgia----always wondered what it would be like to follow it from Copper Harbor to Miami. 41 certainly took us through some interesting spots along it's route. I have to admit that getting to the Keys is much faster by 75 but ,maybe,not as much fun.

By dlp (Babyseal) on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 07:28 pm:

Kevin & Charlie, I have my copy of Copper Country Postcards - A View of the Past from the Keweenaw Peninsula. I enjoyed it thoroughly. There are some wonderful postcards of the Keweenaw featured. Thanks Nancy for sharing.
I need to get another copy for a gift.

Would you like that with or without pasties?

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 08:38 pm:

I have my copy and Nancy did a terrific job of putting this book together. This may be a good pattern for other authors to cover the history of the U. P. I believe all the proceeds go to the Keweenaw County Historical Socitey.

By Kevin E. Musser (Copperrange) on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 11:02 pm:

Yes, all proceeds go to the Keweenaw County Historical Society. Kevin @

By Patti - TN (Patti) on Monday, November 14, 2005 - 09:19 am:

Does anyone remember the date of the last run?

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 09:33 pm:

In 1967 Keweenaw Central Railroad, a tourist operation based out of Calumet, Michigan and used on their passenger trains. #29 ran for three years on the Keweenaw Central hauling passenger trains between Calumet and Lake Linden. The resurrection was brief however. Boiler problems sidelined the locomotive in the fall of 1970.

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