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 — Marquette’s Lasco Development Corp. has relocated its main office after 18 years of continuous growth. Formerly in the old railroad depot on Main Street, Lasco is now downstairs of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad building at 146 E. Washington St. The move was economic and will allow Lasco to consolidate its operation with LS&I, according to Gary Frederickson, vice president of operations. Lasco has three main divisions. It operates a data processing division, auto and equipment leasing segment, and automotive repair business. The auto repair segment will continue to be housed at its North Front Street location. Lasco has 25 employees and serves all of Michigan, according to Walter Kukla, Lasco’s executive vice president and general manager.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — With installation completed this week of a six-inch water line on the north side of Lincoln Street from Healy Avenue to the edge of mining company property to serve the Bunker Hill Mine, the city of Negaunee has received a similar request from James & Laughlin to provide more adequate facilities for the Tracy Mine. Robert W. Braund, manager of the Michigan Ore Division of J&L made the request in a letter to Charles Ruhanen, who served as acting manager prior to the recent arrival of City Manager Leonard Harris.