2010-05-29 / Looking Back

Looking Back


125 YEARS AGO
The News and Free Press
May 29, 1885
To-morrow
at Mackinac Island
Programme

Order of Procession:

The procession, under command of Lieutenant Colonel George K. Brady, 23rd Infantry, U. S. A., will form with the right resting on Water St. in front of Henry C. Pratt Post Hall, in the following order, at ten o'clock a.m. SHARP.

1. Fort Mackinac Military Band

2. Companies E and K, 23d Infantry, U. S. Army, under arms.

3. Floral decorations in proper conveyance.

4. Mackinac Island Cornet Band.

5. Henry C. Pratt Post, Grand Army of the Republic, escort to G. A. R. under command of commander W. P. Preston.

6. Cheboygan Cornet Band.

7. Ruddock Post, Cheboygan, under command of commander H. A. Blake.

8. S. Ignace Cornet Band.

9. W. M. Fenton Post, St. Ignace, under command of commander J. H. Warren.

10. Carriages containing Clergy and Ladies from the several Posts in charge of Floral Decorations.

Line of March:

The line of march will be as follows: Along Water-st. To Fort-st; out Fort to the Cemeteries, where the procession will halt and wheel into line.

Exercises at Cemeteries:

1. The Commander of H. C. Pratt Post will then read the opening service.

2. Music by band.

3. Grand Army Prayer by the Chaplain of Fenton Post.

4. Prayer and Address by Reverend Father Dwyer.

5. Ceremony of Decorating graves by Officer of the Day P. J. Enright of Pratt Post, and by Chaplain C. D. Snow of Fenton Post.

6. Music by band.

7. Decorating of graves by a committee of Ladies from the several Posts.

8. Assembly call at the grave of Ordinance Sergeant Wm. Marshall.

9. The Orders of the Day will be read by Adjutant B. E. Cubley, of Fenton Post.

10. Commander of Pratt Post will then deliver an address of welcome to the visiting Posts.

11. Commander H. A. Blake of Ruddock Post, Cheboygan, will respond to the Scripture referring to the Navy.

12. Commander J. H. Warren of Fenton Post, St. Ignace, will respond to the Scripture having reference to the Army.

13. Officer of the Day, P. J. Enright, Pratt Post, will respond to the Proclamation of Peace.

14. The Chaplain of Fenton Post will respond to “The Nation and the Dead,” and also to “Victory.”

15. Hymn by St. Ignace Choir.

16. Address by Rev. Edward Magee.

17. Short addresses by Rev. Prof. Wrench, the Mayor of St. Ignace, the President of Mackinac Village and others.

18. Ode, “America,” by St. Ignace Cornet Band and Choir.

19. Benediction by the Chaplain of Ruddock Post.

After the exercise, the procession will form and march to the Parade Ground of Fort Mackinac, where it will be dismissed, and a National Salute fired from the Fort.
125 YEARS AGO
The News and Free Press
June 2, 1885

On Saturday last E. P. Foley secured a lease of the corner lot leading to the Fort, on wish Island, and will erect a store there as soon as possible. It is the best location on the Island and we wish him success in his enterprise.

Harbor Springs Independent: The Van Raalte will make a trip to Mackinac Island every week, leaving here Saturday night and returning Sunday night. There are plenty of good berths on the boat, and those wishing to visit the famous “Fairy Isle” will find this the most pleasant way of doing so.
80 YEARS AGO
The St. Ignace Enterprise
May 29, 1930

The steamer Algomah goes in commission today in its summer schedule between Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City. The steamer is spick and span with paint and new decorations throughout and during the spring received a thorough overhauling.

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The program for Memorial Day has been completed by the committee composed of J. M. Leggett, veteran of the Indian war and honorary member G. A R. Post 289; and Judge F. J. McIntyre and Floyd E. Henry of Post 316, American Legion. The veterans will assemble at the City Hall at 2 p.m. for the march to St. Ann's cemetery, where services will be conducted over the grave of Andrew J. Chapman, the last member of Post 289 who died last November. Carriages will be provided for those who are unable to march. An invitation has been extended to Clayton Murray Post, American Legion, at Mackinaw to come to the Island and join in the ceremonies. Large number of out of town visitors is expected here on this day.

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Speed's Sport Shop has been embellished with a front of gold and blue. The display windows are being decorated in some novel lighting effects. Mr. Speed now has one of the most up-todate stores in northern Michigan.

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The buildings on the Arnold docks have been painted in a green color.

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The two old Shomin houses just north of Windermere are being demolished by their owner, Patrick Doud. Mrs. J. W. Taylor who occupied one of them is moving to Round Island lighthouse for the summer months.

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There are a number of men and teams working on the city streets. Several streets have been gravelled and some filled with clay. Chief Gallagher is in charge of the work.

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Arrangements are being made for the opening of the Western Union Telegraph office. During the slack months the messages are received and sent from Bogan's drug store by phone to the St. Ignace office.

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Miss Edith Bird and Sister, Mrs. Frank Couchois came from Cheboygan Saturday. They will arrange for the decorating and getting the Orpheum theatre ready for the season.

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Miss G. E. Hoban, manager of the local office of the Michigan Bell Telephone Co., is enjoying a two-weeks vacation in Chicago.

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Mr. and Mrs. E. Puttkammer and son, E. W., arrived from Chicago on Saturday for a stay of several months in their cottage. E. W. Puttkammer is now a professor of law at the University of Chicago.
50 YEARS AGO
The Republican-News
and St. Ignace Enterprise
May 26, 1960

The 10th grade graduating class of Thomas Ferry school left on Thursday for Chicago: Mary V. McIntyre, Joann Sawyer, Sharon Schmidt, James Parell, Milton Bazinaw and D. Bagbey. They were chaperoned by Mrs. A. F. Sawyer and Mrs. Roberts. The group is to arrive home Sunday evening.

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Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stamas arrived Thursday from Miami, Florda, and will open the Astor Cafe this week.

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Wandrie's restaurant will open for the season May 28.

••• Funeral services were held from St. Ann's church, Mackinac Island, at 9 o'clock Monday morning for James H. Dufina, 52, who passed away in the Turke nursing home, Petoskey, on May 19, 1960, after a threeyear illness with cancer.

James H. Dufina was born at Mackinac Island on May 2, 1908, attended school there and was a member of St. Ann's church. He was a golf professional for years at Grand Hotel and also at the Bay View Country club in Petoskey. He served as Island chief of police under James Doud, mayor.

He married Selma Roth in October, 1929, in Detroit.

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