what happend to ramsay
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#1 Jan 24, 2014
came up to ski rented a house in ramsay what dumpy little town this place looks like Detroit
#2 Feb 15, 2014
the town is looking bad stayed there last week good snow but they don't plow the roads some clown wearing a bandana at the township hall told us the county was broke by the looks of things the township must be to its to bad 15 years ago it was nice now it all run down a place to stay a way from
#3 May 6, 2014
I grew up in Ramsay. Back in the late 70's it was the best place in the world. In our small town we had a beautiful school, a park that was amazing and friends that we're some of the most amazing in the world.
I don't understand why we have to have Historic City's like Ramsay just fall apart. While growing up there we were safe. Everyone knew everyone and watched out each other.
When I was a little girl I loved the little grocery store. It belonged to Rodies and I remember going there to buy penny candy. Mrs. Rodie called me Catrina, she said it was German for Cathleen. Even though I was young I remember how much I cried when she passed away.
It just doesn't seem right that a City that was once one of the most important copper supplier in the world should be allowed to disappear. I still find it hard to believe that we were not taught more about the history of our own city. It wasn't until just a few years ago that I started doing research on my home town that I found out why it was built so well. In the early 1800's it was the number one copper producer to the entire world. I wish I could reach out to the people still living there and ask them to help preserve this treasure.
I wished my family had never moved me away. My Grandparents lived just down the street and I loved them so much. I had relatives everywhere. We weren't always close because of family squabbles, I wish we were. I was only 14 when we left and it felt like my whole world was coming to an end and in a way it was. I was not prepared for the new life I was thrust into. After growing up so loved and cherished in my small community.
My husband and I have talked about retiring and buying a home right there on the same street if possible that I grew up on. Ramsay may not be what it once was, but it is still very loved. I wish others loved it the way I do. If only it could the beautiful oasis it once was. It used to be that there time seemed to stand still and the world was peaceful.
Cathleen Boleau Tepe
#4 Thursday Nov 12
the school ciosed in 1973 the iron mine not copper was dome in 1957 the park was like a lot of parks in small towns the place is a slum and its not coming back
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