8 appear in front of Manistee County judge after weekend arrests

8 appear in front of Manistee County judge after weekend arrests

The following news items are reprinted from the Manistee Daily News for the week Aug. 25-31, 1922 and are compiled by Teena Kracht from the newspaper archives of the Manistee County Historical Museum. For more 100 Years Ago go to manisteenews.com.

“The merchants of Manistee and the farmers of the whole county returned to their regular routine this morning after experiencing one of the most interesting and busiest days of their lives at Orchard Beach state park yesterday, at the biggest and best Merchants-Farmers picnic held since the inauguration of this county festival. 

“Aided by the presence of the U. S. S. Dubuque and the two sub-chasers … the picnic yesterday drew the largest crowd which has ever attended this annual festivity at the park. 

“An estimate of the parking committee places the number of cars parked by its members at close to 1,500, which would bring the attendance, including the large number taken to the picnic grounds by city buses, to about 6,000 people … 

“The program began at 9 o’clock in the morning, when Mike Kliber’s band, which is as necessary for the Merchants-Farmers picnics as are the eats, opened with a band concert on River Street.  Many people took the opportunity of inspecting the naval craft moored at the Nessen docks at the foot of Oak Street, and crowded Maple and Smith Street bridges to see the start and finish of the cutter races staged by the crews of the gunboat and the subchaser at 10 o’clock.

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