I’ll be in Leland with my daughter next week, so expect some posts. The weather looks like it will be in the 40s all week, so it might make for some good hiking. Definitely hot chocolate weather! Today’s post is a throwback to a Leelanau Enterprise dated 12/27/1934. You can see the subscriber name printed right at the top of the front page, Wilbur Peters, which I can only assume is a close relative of Erhart Peters, our illustrious photographer from the early 20th century. Wilbur might have been his father or brother, hard to say, but I got these papers from Erhardt’s estate.
After finding out that my Great-Grandfather was killed by a falling piano, the news about the guy hit by a falling safe was especially interesting. I’m not sure what the outcome was, I hope he had a better one. As for the move of the Post Office, I don’t know where the Pederson Building was, so it’s hard to say where it was moved to “across the street”. I don’t think it was where it is today. Maybe someone can shed some light on that for me.
Update from Frank Mead(Thanks, Frank!):
The old post office was in the rear of the Pederson Building which was a hardware and general merchandise store at the time. I remember it and the Pedersons well as a kid. It is where the Harbor House is currently located
Lastly, I have a stack of calendars that I’d like to get rid of this year, but in a limited quantity. Leelanau Books has some, so you can go there and get yours before they run out. But I can take orders at the link below any time.
The 2022 Leland Report Calendar is now available at the link below. $15.95 for the calendar and if you buy a book with it, it’s only $5.00! Images by Keith Burnham, Meggen Watt Petersen, and Jim Burnham.
Thanks to everyone who has supported our project throughout the years. We all know how special and “one-of-a-kind” this area is and we have enjoyed bringing out that uniqueness in our images. Love to you all! -Keith and Jim