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 — The laying of personalized bricks in Marquette’s Lower Harbor Park is wrapping up improvements to the park for 1987. A take-off of the fund-raising brick sale from the downtown renovation in the early 1980s, the park bricks have been sold over the past two years and just arrived from the engraver. The contractor who was awarded the installation bid is in the process of placing the bricks in the park. Marquette City Manager David Svanda said revenues from the “hundreds” of personalized bricks have gone toward other improvement projects outlined in the park’s master plan – known as the Scott Plan. The bricks will be made into a patio area about 10 feet by 30 feet, Svanda said, located near the flag poles along the water’s edge.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — St. Luke’s Hospital is liberalizing its visiting hours out of consideration for patients and their families, Howard Lehwald, hospital administrator, stated. Effective immediately, the visiting hours will be: Pediatrics 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Maternity department 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Children under 16 years of age are not permitted to visit. This is a recommendation of the Michigan State Health Department, Lehwald said.