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Tuesday, October 4, 1994

Guest Post - Sid and Anne at Lil' Camp

"We have developed - or hoping to develop - an area about 6 ft wide and maybe a couple hundred ft log next to the teh aspen stand along S. border which is State Land. Anne dragged this harrow 'til mineral soil was well exposed. Then we planted red, white, clover with rye - will be planting red pine plantation on this site in the spring."

Before the internet, before e-mail, before digital cameras, the family kept each other apprised of each other's doing by circulating letters and pictures via the mail. Whoever was last to receive the letters and pictures presumably kept them. Not sure where these pics are now. I believe they were Polaroid Instant Snapshots with writing on the back, that someone scanned in. 

They were shot in October of 1994, Sid and Anne were clearly planning on making improvements out at lil' Camp on the Escanaba River. With these pics they are reporting on their progress here (as well progress on the aspen clear cut at the Five Forties). Looks like this may be among the first expeditions with their new Kawasaki ATV on the property. 

"Beaver Tree. This is close to Camp, high above the river. The smaller tree behind and and to the left is nicknamed the Booby Tree. The large aspen s chewed almost 1/2 through and will drop down the hillside toward the river." 

The aforementioned "Booby Tree"

"Gnarly & Snarly 10-4-94"
"Have been making perimeter Trails at Little Camp property. This is a large white pine along the River's edge - one of several. Didn't get all the tree in the picture - poor photographer. The trail follows along the river n North Side of Property. Anne has named the trail Old Gnarly because of this tree." 

Of particular note here - Sid has begun work building what he would eventually rename "The Emily Trail" that circumnavigated the property from the comfort of an ATV. 

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