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Searching for the Sawtelle Dog

March 4
by Jim Elliott

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Searching for the Sawtelle Dog


Hemingway’s Hurricane

August 19
by Jim Elliott

My assignment for the Cleveland Press was to cover the Grand Opening of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway set for July 4, 1938. A special bonus for me was that I would get to interview Ernest Hemingway in Key West. Read the rest of this entry »

The Pipe Pike

May 20
by Jim Elliott

We knew we would need a lot of room for the load of fish that would be coming from the pipe so Bob and Dave manned the seine about ten feet back from where the pipe ended. I went to the other end of the pipe, looked in and it was creepy. All I could see was a circle of sunlight at the other end and lots of spider webs. Bob and Dave didn’t care about it being creepy. They told me to get in there and drive those fish into our seine.
Read this story as published in the
January/February 2010 Michigan History magazine.