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Heard around Leelanau

“Coon hunters ... all did their share toward catching the animals and then putting them in storage at the Northport factory cooler until such time that all involved might join in an evening of feasting and funmaking.”

— Tidbit from the March 2, 1939, Leelanau Enterprise, published in our “Looking Back” section. The “Coon Hunters Ball” was apparently quite a social gathering in Northport that signaled winter’s waning.

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