Jan 20-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: January: Jan 20-05
Bygone barn    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Nelson
Snowy jalopy    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Nelson

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 05:43 am:

Barb Nelson has been touring around Jacobsville and itís a good thing she brought her camera along to share part of the circuit with us. The first shot is one you see more and more along the countryside. Even with the melancholy feeling the slow demise of this old barn evokes, it still makes a picturesque scene. The second shot is one thatís been on these pages before, just not in the wintertime. With the snow surrounding this abandoned wreck, it gives you the impression itís stuck. Add in the doors ajar and you get the idea the occupants just got out to check how bad the situation could be!

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By smf in troll land on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 05:50 am:

Good morning! Interesting car picture.

By Karen... on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 05:54 am:

The photos today are wonderful. I can remember many years back when I would have searched the world over to find the wood on that building. It makes beautiful rustic picture frames. The car looks like my very first vehicle. Brings back good memories. Thanks.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 06:46 am:

Great pics! Love the barn, we don't have that kind here. Do remember those from earlier days in the UP.

By joe illinois on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 07:50 am:

oldie but godie ay...

By Mark, Lapeer MI on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 08:02 am:

Wow...I remember that car! I found it on my first trip to the Keweenaw about ten years ago. My buddy and I were driving around aimlessly and stumbled upon this exact spot. We spent quite a long time going over it and wishing we could take the car home with us :) Since then, I have been to the area many times but had forgotten where this spot was. The next time I am there I will be sure to visit again. It brings back some good memories!

By Michael Austin, Holt MI on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 08:02 am:

Good Morning all, 13 degrees in the Lansing area as of 8:00am. Great pictures as always.

By Jerry da ex-yooper, current Troll! on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 08:08 am:

Great pictures Barb, they make me miss the U.P.! Please send some snow down here eh! I just realized today.... I haven't once this year wore my choppers or my chook! I've swept off my front steps several times and I don't even own a scoop or a snowblower anymore...... so why do I miss Gods country so much? I need some counceling.... can anybody help me?

By Brian G on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 08:45 am:

Nice photo, it brings back memories of my childhood visiting my grandfathers place in Jacobsville. Does anybody have any information or old photos of the ghost town of Red Rock near Jacobsville? My great grandfather Jutila's farm was built right next to the Red Rock quarry, the reminants of the old stone dock are still there today. I have read Clarence Monette book on Jacobsville Sandstone and several others without any luck.

By Mary, Wheaton.IL on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 08:54 am:

Great picture of that car Barb. One question , however, is how much time lapsed between the two photos? Seems like it must have been quite a while because of the tree appearing in the forground of the winter scene. Interesting.....Does anyone know? Just curious.

By Sarah, Central WI on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 09:02 am:

My Aunt would love the picture of the barn. She's a painter and has always loved painting barns. I'll have to give her a heads up on it. Great pics as always.

By toocoldtofly on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 09:05 am:

Jacobsville/White City/ one of my favorite "private" beaches........cause you usually got it all to yourself and your honey...

By SCOTT IN TROLL LAND on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 09:32 am:


By Candy, CA on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 09:50 am:

Great shots as always, Barb! Hugs to you and Don.

My guess is Barb was standing more to the left of the car than the photographer in the summer shot, and much closer, so the tree that was not included in the summer picture made it into the winter one. It's been a while since I've visited the car, too -- we used to love to drive down Jacobsville way and just ride the back roads.

By Nancy Simonick, Trimountain, Mi on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 10:01 am:

Great to live in the U.P. boy do we have the snow here in Trimountain, can't wait for Trish & Chris to get here to enjoy the MTU Winter Carnival. The students have started working on their statues and all is going well as we have no shortage of the fluffy white stuff.

All is well, love yoy lots, Mom

By Vicki Rae in Mi. on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 10:27 am:

Jacobsville!!! The center of the universe! I think Camelot runs a close second for Jacobsville inhabitants!

By Kate, CA on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 10:29 am:

Jerry, what are your choppers and your chook for those of us not familiar with the terms? I have visions of you outside with your dentures and a chicken. (Chook is another word for a hen)

By Dave, OK on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 10:45 am:

Scott, it resembles a 1953 Plymouth, but I'm not certain of it.

By Roudy Mi on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 10:54 am:

Camelot's a distant second to the inhabitants. Perhaps a close second to the rest of the folks who query these pages. John & Anna Nicholas' '54 Plymouth sure is a point of interest isn't it?

By MoFi on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 12:05 pm:

Choppers keep the hands warm if you have the liners, and the chook keeps the head warm. Choppers also have a tendency to get stuck on the bumpers of cars like the one in the picture. Many of us lost them that way in front of Mohawk School years ago. Got our parents very upset.

By R. Ollila Westland, MI on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 12:31 pm:

Is this the greatest web site or what. Displaced yoopers from all over the U. S. get to visit back home every day. A big thanks to all of you who submit pictures many times over. I am so Jealous. Hope to be taking pictures along with all of you in a couple years. Barb your shots today remind me of my cousins just beyond Quincy Mine. Uncle worked for the Chevy Garage in Hancock and he had many cars out in the back 40 we used to play in growing up. Thanks for stirring up the memories.

By Frank Picotte CA. on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 12:59 pm:

Excellent photo's some real fixer uppers. Car looke like one of the mopars 53 or 54 vintage.

By tricia, shelby twp mi on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 01:06 pm:

hi mom...can't wait to be there either. May never want to come back downstate though. Nothing like relaxing at Mom's in the UP. love you.

By Wade, Mi on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 01:09 pm:

That pic looks better in winter!

By brian,almont,michigan on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 02:14 pm:

that barn has got to have been built very well to withstand your large snow loads up there! i wonder what were the good cash crops or animals to raise on western u p farms way back when this barn was new?

By LZ, SWMI on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 02:19 pm:

My grandparents raised strawberries and potatoes. They had friends that had dairy farms.

By Bernie, Calumet on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 02:42 pm:

Red Rock was where I met my beautiful wife. Nothing left of it know. Very sad. Red Rock is gone and so is my wife.

By Dan, White Lake, MI. on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 02:45 pm:

That Buick looks like a good deer blind!!!

By maijaMI on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 03:15 pm:

That car would have been fine if its garage hadn't collapsed.

By Sue, Calumet on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 03:20 pm:

Don't bears try to drive old junkers, when no one's looking?

By BrianG on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 03:29 pm:

Attention - Bernie / Calumet - where exactly was Red Rock located? What year where you there?

By kristina, michigan on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 03:36 pm:

Hey Sis!!Whats up?I cant wait to see you and chris.Its pretty cold up here you better prepare because us city people have to deal with a lot in the U.P.Anyways i love you with all my heart.EH!

By maijaMI on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 03:38 pm:

Thanks Sue, Calumet: you cracked me up!

By Where is the owner now on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 05:39 pm:

It is a Chrysler-mopar of some sort..not a Buick..

By What dat on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 05:40 pm:

Is it a Plymouth Savoy?

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 06:51 pm:

Hey, look! If it'll get me to the U.P., I'll take the barn AND the car!!!!

By downstate don on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 07:55 pm:

Don't look like there is any life left to the barn
or car. A lot of history though. Maybe someone can
give us a little history on both.

By Jim Copper Country on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 08:24 pm:

....definitely a '53 or '54 PLYMOUTH! Both model years were essentially identical, with minor detailed changes in the grille, tail lights, chrome side trim, etc....maybe, just maybe, this car went back 'n forth downstate via yesterday's "older hwys" routings!!

By LMS, IDAHO on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 12:56 am:

chook . . . is actually spelled Toque . . . check your Websters!

By Carol, Illinois on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 01:14 am:

I was wondering why there are no longer nighttime cam views of the Lift Bridge? I miss seeing the awesome night scenes with lights and falling snow.

By Roudy Mi on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 07:32 am:

Anyone still interested in the cars' history or is it more fun if it's a mystery?

By information please on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 08:43 pm:

O I wanna know more please..

By pj,mi on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 10:03 pm:

LMS, Idaho: UP here, it's still a "chook".

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