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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

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

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