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       This is the place for readers to find the stories about both Jonathan Raines, a tough detective in Detroit during the 1930s, and equally rugged West Texas lawman Johnny Madrid, plus other memorable  characters in novels featuring a variety of historical settings. 

This also is the place for Just Yesterday, a column devoted to interesting local historical tales, and little known facts about the people who settled Bay City and the State of Michigan.  There also is My Times, a column with comments on current news events with a historical perspectives.    You can stop at the Writer's Desk for helpful tips on writing that paper, newsletter, article, or even the great American novel.

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Pecos Moon By Tim Younkman
If I Die Again By Tim Younkman
Detroit 32 By Tim Younkman

My Times

Just Yesterday

   We might tend to think that combining a day of football with our Thanksgiving turkey dinner is a relatively modern invention, but not so.

   As the University of Michigan Wolverines prepare to battle the Ohio State Buckeroos in football as part of a holiday weekend celebration this year, there was a time when Michigan’s biggest rival was that other U of M team.

   That’s dat team over to da west of us, don’t ya know, the Minnisohohta Goofers, eh.

   Well, it’s true and there was quite a heart-thumping controversy a few years back—actually way long before there was The Big House 110,000 seat coliseum of pigskin glory.  It was in November 1902 as Thanksgiving approached that the debate raged on where to play the Turkey Day game.

    It had been all set months earlier when athletic officials from both schools decided that the game, which was for the Western Conference (before there was a Big Ten) championship, should be played on a neutral field.  The venue was Bennett Park in Detroit—home of the newly created Detroit Tigers baseball team.

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   Do you think with all of the entertainment available today you could beat what folks did in 1885 for fun?

   While there was no television, motion pictures, personal computers (or computers of any kind), digital tablets, or smart phones—even electricity was a rarity—there was roller skating.

   Even in the dead of winter when people might have gone out onto the frozen river to ice skate, crowds flocked to the two roller rinks in Bay City. 

   One was in the South End, the Fremont Avenue Roller Rink, on the southwest corner of Fremont and South Water streets, while the Bay City Roller Rink was on the southwest corner of Washington Avenue and Ninth Street where the Bay County Historical Museum now stands.

   It was announced that on January 15 there would be “no end of amusement” when the Bay City rink offered skaters a chance at a prize by competing in a multi-tasking obstacle course competition.

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