Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MUNISING – Thanks to local volunteers and contributions from many sources, Grand Island’s East Channel Lighthouse is looking as good as . . . old. Marty Pokela, a landowner in the area of the Lighthouse explained that during two work bees over recent weeks about seven area residents worked at re-shingling the roof of the lighthouse, which had been quickly deteriorating.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE – Marquette’s Police Department soon will place into operation a device which electrically times the speed of vehicles. The city has ordered the “Speed Watch,” the name by which the device is known, and it is expected to be received within two weeks, city Manager James A. Clulo said.