This blog of Thomas Carlson will be open for a time, but will not make new posts or take more comments. Thanks very much for visiting. Tom and I, his wife Kay, thank the Lord for the opportunities He has given us to write.
Update: Tom passed away from advanced Parkinson's in 2017. See our profile for more details about his life.
Friday, July 19, 2013
A scene at the Farmer's Market, summer 1945.
Early Farmer's Market, September, 1921. Located at Eastern Ave and Ottawa St.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
In 1910, the Muskegon city council began a campaign to restrict the sale and use of fireworks locally. A new city ordnance specified the devices to be banned. Apparentlly in years past the use of fireworks had resulted in many accidents on the Fourth of July. The cartoon on the front page of the June 28th Muskegon Chronicle illustrated some of the past carnage. It is interesting to note that fire-crackers up to 5 inches in length would still be legal.