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A Day on the (Garage) Slopes

A Day on the (Garage) Slopes

The township, back in the day, had many small ski hills (historian and local columnist Gloria Murto once identified no less than 15), but some youngsters created their own.  Young Bob Liupakka made a temporary slope on the roof of Ed Maunu’s service station after a big snowstorm in the late 1930s.  For more conventional skiing, the most popular places were probably “Esko’s Hill,” south of the Highway 61 Bridge on the west side of the Midway River, and “Sippa’s Hill,” at the end of Stenman Road, where the property owners installed outdoor lighting to accommodate skiing and sliding parties. (Photo courtesy of Frank Liupakka)

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