Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MARQUETTE Downtown Marquette’s first ever public parking ramp may go up next summer if the city wins approval for grant requests to build the $1.4 million structure. Should the grant requests be approved by the U. S. Department of Commerce, the structure would be built in the present parking area behind the Nordic Theater and the Masonic Temple off Bluff Street. Parking would be free with some second level spaces reserved for nearby businesses.

MARQUETTE Community spirit in restoring the Janzen Hotel was recently recognized by the Marquette Kiwanis Club, capping thousands of hours of fundraising and renovation work for the structure which was damaged by fire several months ago. Kiwanis members presented a special award to Walter Maki for overseeing improvements to the structure.

60 years ago

60 Years Ago 1954

MARQUETTE Marquette’s Rotary Club will be honored with the presence of two officers of Rotary International at its meeting Monday noon in the Hotel Clifton. Harry H. Meyer, Shawano, Wis., retiring district governor, and Tom Beaton, Escanaba, governor nominee, will be present.

ISHPEMING Scenes have been assigned and rehearsals will start Monday night for the largest outdoor spectacle ever presented in this area, Centurama, which will be the main feature of the Ishpeming Centennial celebration, July 25 through 31.