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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

Outdoor Skating Rinks

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Outdoor Recreation, Seasons, Winter, The afternoon's recreation was just getting underway in L'Anse as youngsters gathered from widely scattered areas in the community to enjoy an afternoon of skating. The rink is well kept, provides music and the changing house is warm and adequate for the large group usually in attendance. L'Anse area younsters enjoy the facility and appreciate its central location in the main part of the village near the baseball diamond. [A group of children enjoy the rink on what appears to be a cold afternoon.]

Scanned: March 24, 2009

Street Hockey

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Hockey, Persons, Seasons, Winter This scene is no different than it has ever been for youth of the Copper Country through the years. This group of Hancock boys had a lot of fun perspiring in the fresh air on Elm Street. Copper Country boys of the junior and intermediate leagues and those who have played on college hockey teams at Michigan Tech and Michigan State and the several who have played in the National Hockey League, got their first taste of hockey on foot "rinks" such as this one. Some mom's supper had to wait as can be noted by grocery box on the sleigh in right foreground. [Several of the neighborhood boys have a game on the snow covered street.]

Scanned: March 9, 2009

Snow Transportation

Persons, Manners and Customs, Recreation, Seasons, Winter The Burcar boys of West Hancock find it easy to get about on their recently constructed snow cat which they manufactured at an expense of $250. In addition, the cat can pull two youths on skis or sleds if the runners are flat enough. The trio is shown in front of the car's city garage. From left, James, John and Tony. [The boys show off their home made snow machine.]

Scanned: March 9, 2009

Sports - Ice Fishing

Persons, Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Aquatic Sports, Fishing, Seasons, Winter John Waara of Baraga had four lakers, the best catch of the day. His biggest was about four pounds, but he was still trying when the photographer came along. [John displays his catch outside of his tent.]

Scanned: March 4, 2009

Outdoor Ice Rinks

Seasons, Winter, Manners and Customs, Recreation, Outdoor Recreation, The central Houghton skating rink, located east of the Houghton High School, has been in operation since the Christmas holidays. The changehouse has been remodeled and a new heater installed for public patronage. The excellent ice surface was developed through the efforts of the members of the Houghton Volunteer Fire Department. [A hockey game is in progress at the rink. Houghton High School is in background.]

Scanned: February 20, 2009

Sports and Recreation - Snowmobiling

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Snowmobiling, Persons, Seasons, Winter Pictured here is the first snowmobiler to use the Nicholls trail at the borderline between Houghton and Ontonagon counties. He is moving from Greenland to visit his brother who resides in Winona. [Image of a Ski Doo machine and its passenger.]

Scanned: January 29, 2009

Ice Fishing

Seasons, Winter, Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Aquatic Sports, Fishing, "Shanty Town" Each January sees the rebirth of tip-up shanty towns on frozen Michigan lakes and bays as hearty ice fishermen pursue a variety of quarry. U.S. - 41 travelers are always assured of seeing these winter communities on Keweenaw Bay, one of the more popular Copper Country sites. But alas, the "towns" disappear with each spring thaw. [Image of the fishing huts erected on the frozen lake.]

Scanned: January 27, 2009

Ice Fishing

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Aquatic Sports, Fishing, Seasons, Winter, One of the rites of spring took place in LAnse recently when ice fishermen brought in their shanties for the season. The shanties were lined up near the old LAnse dock, waiting to be towed away until next winter. It should be noted that at least a few brave ice fishermen still had their shacks out on the big lake when this picture was taken. [Several shanties are lined up on the shore.]

Scanned: January 19, 2009

Biography - Mr. & Mrs. Elmar Piel

Persons, Seasons, Winter, Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing Mr. & Mrs. Elmar Piel ski on Mount Ripley with their daughter, Maria Christina, riding piggyback. [Image of the couple on the ski hill with their daughter on her father's back.]

Scanned: August 8, 2007