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Old 10-21-2017, 06:01 AM   #31
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Trolls.. oh, your right!!!!! Got some decent ones way south of the bridge, but no where near the U.P Pastie,, It has to be something in the air up there......



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Old 10-21-2017, 09:03 AM   #32
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I agree with Tom. You can get some "good" pasties south of the bridge. Most people are extremely satisfied with the offerings in the LP, until......

Once you stop at Letho's just west of St Ignace, you simply can't compare what you find available in the LP with "heaven's pastie"..... No, they probably aren't that "dramatically better", but Letho's pasties are, at least for us, a cut above. Just the right mixture of potatoes, beef, rutabaga, onion and spices, all baked to perfection in a golden, buttery crust that would make "mom's apple pie" pale by comparison.... Letho's sells beef, chicken and vegetarian pasties, but honestly, if it ain't beef it ain't authentic. And, yes, the thickness of the potato slices does make a difference. It's an art as well as a recipe.

We've been travelling through that area since 1968 and every trip through, no matter if we were there yesterday or last month, always includes a stop at Letho's. They do close early on days when the sell out of pasties (the only thing they sell) and if we happen by after they close, we always feel like we missed something.....

To the Finns, a good pastie is more than a meal, it's a "quest for the best". While nobody makes them as well as Aunt Eva Jujentienen, Letho's does a noble job.


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Old 12-18-2017, 08:02 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by JRTJH View Post

We were stationed at KI Sawyer in the late 60's and again in the 70's and 80's. My DW's family are some of the "settlers" in Marquette. One of her uncles was the post master there and several of her aunts and uncles lived throughout the area. One of them owned the old Finn Sauna that used to be on the corner of S Division and E Furnace. Names like Jujentienen, LaPointe, Brown and Warsheivski. Yeah, I know LOL

I went to my first "duck races" at the Crossroads bar in 1968. Darnedest thing I'd ever seen. We bought a house in the subdivision just north of the crossroads and lived there for about 5 years. It was almost at the back door of Cliff's Ridge.

Great community, great people and great times around that area. We still have a camp on Lake Kawbawgam, but seldom get a chance to get up there to enjoy it.
Small world. Born and raised in Marquette so it was fun reading this post. John, I lived just down from the sauna for a while. We are now in Wisconsin, but still have a camp in Autrain.


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