Mikado in the early 60's and earlier

Posted in the Oscoda Forum

Comments
1 - 3 of 3 Comments Last updated Nov 2, 2013
lynne

Torquay, UK

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Sep 8, 2013
 
Hello, I used to live in Mikado in the early 1960s with my parents. I would love if someone could tell me a little about the 2 places where we lived, thier history, and what happened to them, as I cant find them on survey maps or online. We lived in the apartment on top of Kahns general store. I remember beautiful stained glass windows in the front room. After that we moved out to an old farm house which was a white dutch barn style of house. It was called Worsfield farmhouse,and I think, it was to the west of the town inland from Lake Huron. I had many happy hours iceskating on the ponds in the fields to the back of the house. And one memory is of a furnace in the basement, and one day as we ran out of heat, my mother went down to see to it, and had to cut some logs to go til my father got home. She was a farmers daughter so she could use an axe, or thought she could, as it ended with her chopping her toe! We had also lived previously in Oscoda in a cottage along the coastal road from Mikado. The cottage was just across the road from Lake Huron, in front of woodland. I spent many hours playing in the sand-dunes after school.I must have been about 6, and I believe it was here where I had a lovely schoolteacher named Mrs.McDougal. Michigan was the place where I spent most of my childhood, and we later moved on base where my father was stationed. Also, while in Mikado, and living above Kahn's, I was friendly with a girl slightly older than myself named Debbie Rodan. She lived just out of the town on the other side of the road, in a lovely old house which had painted ceiling roses in beautiful colours. There was also a horse in the field in front and an older house which I believe was unoccupied. If anyone remembers of these places, or Debbie Rodan, I would love to know more ie what happened to them, and the history both of Worsfield Farm, and Kahns. Thanks so much! And any old pictures of Mikado or those places being posted, would be wonderful!!
ATD

Seattle, WA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Oct 31, 2013
 
I had Mrs. McDougall for my third grade teacher in Oscoda in the late 70s. She still lives in the area in Alcona County. She's retired now of course. I know her "baby" is grown and has kids. I drive through Mikado a few times a week. I'm not really familiar with that area though.
resident

Oscoda, MI

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Nov 2, 2013
 
Well the old Kahns is sill there but really run down. The building is ready to faal down. Its a shame it was a nice building.Dont know of the farm though. Mikado really hasn't changed much.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Oscoda Discussions

Search the Oscoda Forum:
Title Updated Last By Comments
MI 2010 Michigan Primary Election: Did you vote? (Aug '10) 10 hr gottondas 5,482
MI Who do you support for Secretary of State in Mi... (Oct '10) Jul 7 maeball 169
DONT buy a house in Au Sable township! (May '13) Jul 7 maeball 8
School board not giving up on Weigel Jul 7 Good King Niles 2
MI Michigan Felon Politician Ban Amendment, Propos... (Oct '10) Jun 25 lulubell 302
Info on Christine Beardsley (Jan '12) Jun 24 Scared to reveal 62
Pet Parlor Groomers in Oscoda (Mar '11) Jun '14 jean 4
•••
•••
•••
Oscoda Dating

more search filters

less search filters

•••

Oscoda Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Oscoda People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Oscoda News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Oscoda
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••