Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

NEGAUNEE – The annual summer Arts and Crafts Fair, sponsored by the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council, will take place June 30 near the Depot on Gold Street. The theme for this year’s fair is “Meet Us at the Depot.” The fair is designed to accommodate artists and handcrafters. Exhibitors from Wisconsin and Michigan have already registered. Anyone who would like to provide live entertainment at the fair, is asked to call the PAAC office.

ISHPEMING – Sara Flink of Route 3, Ishpeming, has been accepted for membership in the United States Collegiate Wind Band. The highly-selective musical organization will make a concert tour of England and seven European countries next year. The invitation to tour with the band was received from Professor Al Wright, director of bands emeritus at Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind. Flink attends Westwood High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Devold.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE – Marquette’s Chamber of Commerce has called a special meeting for next Monday evening to discuss the housing situation here. One of the major matters on the agenda will be the formation of a permanent housing committee as a sort of “watch dog” organization in the observance of the expansion of the Marquette area in the next few years.

ESCANABA – Three electrical engineers for the Upper Peninsula Power company of Marquette and Houghton today completed two weeks’ survey of power requirements within the municipal distributing system. The survey is to prepare for a kilowatt-hour rate bid for power to be supplied from a projected generating plant at Marquette now under construction.