A Look Back for July 13, 2022

From The Clarkston News archives

25 years ago – 1997
This is BEAR Country: Clarkston kids used their imagination in dressing up their favorite Teddy bears for a picnic as part of the summer reading program at the Independence Township Library, July 10. The program, dubbed BEAR (Be Eager About Reading) Country, brought kids something fun and educational to do over the summer months. For ten weeks, 90-100 children in grades 1-3 met in the morning, and 30-40 children in grades 4-5 met in the afternoon. Each session played games, heard stories and had visits from interesting guests.

50 years ago – 1972
Rock is out: Hard rock was out at Pine Knob. Following what was described as a “horrendous” traffic jam as more than double the sale able crowd turned out to hear the James Gang, theater owners agreed to stop rock concerts until the roads widened. The traffic jam lasted more than six hours and left an estimated 500 cars abandoned on I-75. It roused the criticism of neighbors who had to bear with the noise and the debris.

75 years ago – 1947
Jean Girst is honor guest: Jean Girst was honored at the home of Mrs. Keith Lowrie on Andersonville Road. During the afternoon, games were played and gifts were presented to the bride-to-be from notes concealed in balloons, telling where to find the packages. Miss Girst was the bride of William H. Clement, Jr. with a ceremony planned at the Waterford Community Church on Aug. 15. Guests were from Clarkston, Waterford, Pontiac and Rochester.

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