A Look At Our Past 11/11/2021

From the pages of the Crawford County Avalanche
23 Years Ago
November 12, 1998
In order to market Grayling as a snowmobile destination to southern Michigan, Ohio and Indiana the Grayling Area Visitor’s Council developed the slogan “Spend your time in your sled, not in your car.”
While Crawford County can boast of over 200 miles of groomed trails, getting to the businesses that provide services for riders’ needs is difficult. 
With thousands of acres of state and federal land, possibilities for trails are almost endless, but getting to a variety og restaurants and gas stations can be a real challenge. Current trails connect Grayling, Lovells, Lewiston, Frederic, Roscommon and Houghton Lake to name a few, but a connector trail to get snowmobiles into Grayling is a project that several local groups and organizations have been working on for a number of years. 
A minor fire broke out in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 7 at Weyerhaeuser Company, causing minimum damage to the lumber mill. 
General Manager Phil Dennett, said the fire occurred when a spark escaped the drying process and ignited a 150-foot long rubber conveyor belt.
 
46 Years Ago
November 6, 1975
A wishing well built with contributions to the Leonard H. Knibbs memorial fund has been completed near the Crawford Co. Historical Museum in the Grayling City Park. The memorial fund was created in 1974. 
Clarence, Russell, Perry and Eugene Papendick and Bob and Artie Annis returned home last Friday from a three-week hunting trip to Colorado. The party bagged one mule deer and two elk.
 
69 Years Ago
November 6, 1952
Kay Ann LaMotte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lamotte, entertained 16 of her friends at a Halloween party Wednesday evening of last week. The guests came costumed. Judy Sorenson was given a prize for the funniest costume and Claudette Long for the prettiest. Bob Strong and Bill Martin won the couple prize and Bill a prize for the most outstanding costume. 
 
92 Years Ago
November 7, 1929
Last Thursday, Virginia Scott had seven little friends as her guests at a six o’clock chicken dinner. Games were enjoyed by all, prizes being won by Gloria McNeven and Patricia Montour.
To say that Mr. and Mrs. David Montour were proud of their new arrival would just be putting it mild. It was a boy, born Tuesday at Mercy Hospital. With seven girls in the family, who wouldn’t be happy over a new son.
 
116 Years Ago
November 8, 1906
C. W. Amidon, D, defeated George F. Owen, R, for sheriff by seven votes.
P. Borchers us enjoying a weeks outing on Portage Lake. 
 

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806
E-Mail: information@crawfordcountyavalanche.com

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