Ted L. Bays graduated from Newberry High School in 1964, then attended the University of Michigan where he received his bachelors degree in 1969 and his masters in 1972. Bays served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged E5/Spec. 5 in 1971. Bays worked for the Escanaba Daily Press from 1972-75 and was the owner-operator of Bays Tree Care in Traverse City, MI from 1994 to 2009.
For decades, Blaney Park Resort in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula drew visitors from all over the Midwest to an unparalleled array of activities. From nearby and faraway, tourists and local residents came by train, small plane, and vehicle to Blaney Park. Read Part One of Ted Bays’ two-part series on this fascinating chapter in UP history.