Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

BIG BAY — Charlie Drury of Marquette took top honors in the Men’s A Singles event while Jim O’Donnell of Marquette and Diane Clause of Big Bay teamed up to take the 16-team mixed doubles event in the Eighth Annual Cracked Court Classic tennis tournament held here this past weekend.

Joe Havican took second in the Men’s A singles while Drury and Sharon Cartier of Big Bay took second in the Mixed Doubles event.

Meanwhile, Jan Collins of Kingsford claimed first place in the Women’s Singles event and Faith Nancarrow of Marquette took second.

In the Men’s B Singles, Peter Hutter of Escanaba came out the winner and Scott Lotterman of Big Bay took runner-up laurels. Jason Halstead was victorious in the Junior Division while Crystal Simula of Ishpeming took second.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Miss Gretchen Lambert of Ridge Street and Miss Christina Carlson of Arch Street were among the six young people making an American Youth Hostel trip in the York, Maine, area recently.

The girls had their first dip in the salty Atlantic Ocean at York Beach. They reported that it was not so cold as they had been led to expect, for they are used to the waters of Lake Superior.

During the trip, which began June 27 in Springfield and ended Aug. 7 in Boston, the hostelers have traveled 829 miles by bicycle, 175 by boat, 179 miles by bus and 240 miles by train. Chris and Gretchen, adding the distance from and to Marquette, will have traveled well over 3,500 miles by the time they reach home.