We found this great picture in our archives! I know it looks similar to a modern day paper shredder, interestingly enough, I can almost guarantee it is not! Does anyone know what The Associated Press machine above, is called and its main purpose?
Google tells me, A.D. stands for Anno Domini and MCMLI actually stands for the year 1951 in roman numerals. The year 1951 began on a Monday and the Number 1 hit song was Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page, just a few random fun facts!
Look at the date on this newspaper clipping, that’s some old news!! State Republic Extra, from the Lansing State Journal vault of historical photos.
Writing and typing their lives away, the life of a reporter at Lansing State Journal! Notice the crumpled papers on the floor, how often do we crumple up our writing these days?
Where great minds meet, the conference room at Lansing State Journal. Notice the lamp and the curtains, a little retro but still super cool!
Reporters at their desks, waiting for the next phone call about breaking news! Do you think it’s anything similar to the newsroom now?
Ready to roll out the daily news, Lansing State Journal.
Can you imagine the sound this massive machine made? Personally, I bet it was pretty loud! Printing some news here!
Read some history of the print newspaper: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/educator/modules/gutenberg/books/printing/
Looking for something to do this summer? What about making your own wine? Burgdorf is a local winery in Haslett, MI that offers various wines throughout the year. One unique event they offer is making your own wine. For a reasonable price, you can make 24 bottles of wine on your own.
The sign-up ends July 14th, and the fermentation takes a while, so your wine won’t be finished until weeks later. Homemade wine makes a great gift, or use it for a special occasion, or just for your inner wine-lover.
Burgdorf’s also offers private parties and other events, so next time you’re looking for something to do in the area, look up Burgdorf’s and see what they are serving up!
Check out the website here, and help to support the local winery!
Get ready for an outdoor exhibit showcasing Michigan artists, right here in Lansing. The exhibit will be held in Wentworth Park, and features sculptures by artists from within the state. The event encourages discussion and comments about art, and would like to hear your opinion! The exhibit starts June 1, and continues on from then. Check out the full story, along with other Lansing events.
photo courtesy of http://www.downtownlansing.org
Every weekend in Lansing, the CATA Trolley called the Entertainment Express takes passengers to the hottest night spots in Lansing. Restaurants, clubs, bars, concert venues; there is something for everyone to visit. It’s been a while since the “Be A Tourist In Your Own Town” event, so be sure to keep up with the nightlife of the city by riding the Entertainment Express. The trolley runs until 2:30am during the summer, so late nights aren’t an issue, they’re the fun part!
Check out the full line-up of stops here.
photo courtesy of http://www.catatrolley.org
From venues hosting concerts to chili, art and even alpacas, Lansing is hosting a massive number of events for the public this summer. Without a doubt, there is something for everyone to do in the area, whatever interests you have. For a short list of some of the events:
- Gizzard Fest
- Juneteenth Celebration
- Charlotte Bluegrass Festival
- Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
- Festival of the Moon
- Festival of the Sun
- Delta Rocks! Family Festival
- Red Cedar Jubilee
- Yankee Doodle Days
- Celebrate Charlotte
(And that’s just June!)
Be sure to check out the full list of events here
photo courtesy of Old Town Lansing