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Persons, Manners and Customs, Transportation, Automotive The Jeffers High School band in its full regalia sparked the Soap Box Derby Parade this morning with firm step to martial music and gyrations of high stepping drum majorettes. Judy Aho is leadoff majorette, follwed by Lorraine Maki, Joan Klarich and Maria Harma. The band has been winning wide acclaim as both a marching and concert band. [The baton girls lead the band. A school bus can be seen in the background.]

Scanned: October 29, 2007


Manners and Customs, Recreation, Wildlife-Related Recreation, Hunting, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Transportation, Automotive This photo shows Bo Soli and Roger Dault, right, both of LAnse, after they bagged their two deer in the Skanee region shortly after 7 a.m. The men were in LAnse when this photo was snapped. On the route to Three Lakes the Gazette photographer found 26 hunting parties. Most were hunting with US-41 parked cars as their base, although tents and trailers where in evidence. [The two hunters stand next to their vehicle with their kill strapped to the hood. One of the hunters has a pom pom on his hunting cap.]

Scanned: November 30, 2007

Sports - Skiing

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Seasons, Winter, Transportation, Automotive Mont Ripley Skiers - This is just part of the delegation using the Michigan Tech ski facilities in Ripley Saturday and Sunday. The group represents the Vagabound Ski Club of Milwaukee. The photo shows the delegation just before they left the Scott Hotel for Mont Ripley. [The group stands by the bus bearing the Milwaukee-Madison via Highway 30 Badger Coaches - Madison, WIs. logo.]

Scanned: December 6, 2007

Sports and Recreation - Skating

Persons, Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skating, Transportation, Automotive Ontonagon children assemble in race formation at a skating rink not far from the Community building. From left, Joseph Ross, Lola Immonen, Robert Davison, Denise Harry, Nancy Harry, Eugen Koski, Sheila Store, June Davison, Diane Harry, Randa Koski and Susan Immonen. [The children gather at an outdoor rink wearing their skates and winter attire. A Dodge automobile is pictured in the background.]

Scanned: August 8, 2007

Porcupine Mountain Ski Resort

Recreation Area, Resorts, Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Transportation, Automotive A dozen or more buses frequent the Porcupine Mountain ski area during a weekend. Here a Stockley bus out of Rhinelander, WI rests on the lower parking area while its passengers ski in the Michigan State Park. Ahead of the Rhinelander bus is a Greyhound bus. Between 600 and 1,000 people are on the premises each Saturday and Sunday. [Image of Fred J. Stockley's bus.]

Scanned: August 10, 2007


Transportation, Automotive, Persons, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress The shadows from the past pictured here are left to right, Tony Locatelli, Jr., John Rossio and Harry Vivian who are all dressed up in the driving costume in vogue during the salad days of the car behind them. Actually they are very real people and will march in the parade which is to be held in Calumet in conjunction with the high school reunion. [The three boys complete with driving goggles stand next to the vintage automobile.]

Scanned: October 18, 2007

School Sports

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Transportation, Automotive, Persons This track team, representing the grade schools of Keweenaw are about to board a Mohawk school bus for Calumet to compete in a recent triangular meet with the Calumet and Laurium grade schools. Keweenaw amassed a total of 59 1 6 points. Calumet 25 5/6 and Laurium 23. From left are Jimmy Foley, John Yowell, Ernest Tavela, Charles Lindquist, Jack LaFore, Russell Lukima, Richard Gamache, Ronald Siira, and Robert Laurin. Tavela and LaFore are the co-captains. [The boys stop for a photo before boarding the Mohawk No. 2 school bus.]

Scanned: October 25, 2007

Auto Lab

Education, Postsecondary Education, Education, Higher, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress, Transportation, Automotive Testing for Octane Rating of a Gasoline [A photo of eight students dressed in military uniforms using equipment in the Auto Lab.]

Scanned: May 10, 2006

MTU - Homecoming

Manners and Customs, Festivals, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress, Transportation, Automotive Homecoming. [A group of students dressed up like hobos and driving a beat up car in the Homecoming Hobo Parade. (Michigan Tech Centennial Page 263)]

Scanned: November 17, 2009

Races - Soap Box Derby

Transportation, Automotive, Persons, Manners and Customs, Recreation Symbol of the Copper County's main industry back in 1843. This is the float which left Wednesday for the Mackinac Bridge dedication. In the form of a copper ingot, it is 17 feet in length. Raymond Kolehmainen of Ripley, last year's derby winner at the soap box trials on Hancock's Ingot St., will ride it at Mackinac but Donald Trevethan of Hancock is in the driver's seat above. The float with a derby car atop, left at 9 a.m. with its driver, Francis Roberts, expecting to reach St. Ignace before five o'clock. Ray accompanied Mr. Roberts. They expect to remain four days at the bridge site. The float was sponsored by the Elks Club, the Hancock Chamber of Commerce and other units. [The boy sits in the derby car on top of the float.]

Scanned: October 18, 2007