Sep 29-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: September: Sep 29-02
Metropolis of Calumet in 1910    ...scroll down to share comments
From Copper Country Reflections

Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, September 29, 2002 - 06:42 am:

Standing in line, waiting for the opening of "Uncle Tom's Cabin - The Greatest Picture Ever Produced", these Calumet residents star in today's Shoebox Memory from 1910 on Fifth Street.

The tireless historical work of organizations like the MTU Archives, and individuals like Chuck Voelker (see Copper Country Reflections) have been gathered by two Wisconsin writers in a brand new book, which will be available in October here at Pasty Central.
Great reading
It's a wonderful compilation of historic photos and articles from the Calumet Evening News during the peak of the mining era, 1898 - 1913.

Here's one story which caught my eye, and goes quite well with today's photo:
(October 1907) Two men were arrested this week, and both called upon to pay fines for spitting on the sidewalks. The offense complained of occurred on Fifth Street. Marshal Trudell arresting the men… Young men expectorate at random, tobacco juice often being squirted over ladies’ dresses and in addition to the trailing dresses sweeping up quite a quantity of the filthy stuff.
Browsing the book this weekend has been a fun trip back in time, and I noticed a nice article about it in yesterday's Mining Gazette. This 224 page volume will be available with pasty orders during October, or from Pasty Softwear. Also for local visitors to the Pasty Cam, you can pick up a copy at Copper World, a present day business on Fifth Street in Calumet.
By rt MI on Sunday, September 29, 2002 - 05:28 pm:

The adjacent Lakeside Floral in photo appears to have a greenhouse attached. Was that a common thing in that time period?

By Ken, Kalamazoo, MI on Sunday, September 29, 2002 - 08:18 pm:

I purchased the Calumet book at Copper World when we were in the Copper Country for a few days last weekend and it is quite something. I would recommend it for anyone who has an interest in the history of Calumet and the Copper Country. Very good book.

By Martha K., Pinckney, MI on Sunday, September 29, 2002 - 11:17 pm:

I love the hat of the lady at the far right. And the gentlemen in their bowlers (I think that's what they are) nearby. Everybody dressed to the nines for a night at the pictures! (Wonder if they made her take that hat off once she got inside.)

By Mike R, New Berlin WI on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 11:30 am:

Ah ya. I remember the lines like this at my dad's theatre, the Vista, in Negaunee before TV hit the area in about 1957.

By Ann, Mi. on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 12:45 pm:

What are the current buildings in this area? I'm not originally from Calumet, but I'd like to know!

By trying hard on Monday, October 7, 2002 - 05:45 pm:


By marcie from lower Mich on Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 08:07 pm:

Very interesting website and such beautiful pictures. Please keep it up.

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