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Remembering Alpena in the 1940s

Alpena, Michigan

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What's your favorite memory of living in a small town?

"Having grown up in Alpena, 67 years ago, it's much different today than it was back then. The boat harbor was much less well developed. We used to play on the boat harbor, go swimming, go fishing, used to have huge trees on the beach with a huge swimming rope hanging from a high branch. We always used to swing on that branch til they cut the tree down. Actually we used to play tree tag in those trees too. Fortunately I survived falling out of that tree when I was a teenager. I'm here with my son Matthew. He's 22 years old. Just graduated from U of N. Just came in to visit the museum. Are enjoying all the displays."

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Tags: #SmallTown #GrowingUp #Memories

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