Recollections of John Budan – Growing up in Manitowoc during the 1950’s.
John Budan grew up in Quarry (now a ghost town) between Collins and Valders. His family moved to Manitowoc in 1952 and he attended various schools in the city until 1959 (leaving after a stint at Lincoln High School). He joined the U.S Army and then worked as a merchant seaman on the Great Lakes, which brought him back to Manitowoc quite often. He lived in Paris for several years and in various locations in the western US. He became an RN and received a Master’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas. He is a retired psychiatric nurse counselor and resides in the rural community of Newberg, Oregon. He has written a history of Quarry and likes to pen history “vignettes” of which several are offered below.
Going Downtown 1955 by John Budan
McKinley School by John Budan
Medusa Challenger by John Budan
Who Stole the Keeshka? by John Budan
Lewd & Lascivious Behavior by John Budan
Quitting Time by John Budan
No References Required by John Budan
Going to the Show by John Budan
Car Ferry Tourism by John Budan
Rock and Roll Bars by John Budan
John Budan’s sister, Judy at Port Sandy Bay, circa 1956.
Hangouts by John Budan