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 — Industry expansions and reopenings were the highlight of Operation Action U.P.’s annual meeting this morning. Among the featured speakers was Jack Noblet, raw materials manager of Louisiana-Pacific Corp., which has a veneer plant in Newberry and a new board mill in Sagola. Noblet presented an update on the Sagola plant, which expected to begin producing “waferwood” on limited basis next month with full-time operations to begin in May.

60 years ago

SAWYER AIR FORCE BASE — Events in connection with K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base are occurring so rapidly that it sometimes is difficult to keep pace with them. Within the past 10 days, and apparently due in part to the changed thinking in American defense because of Sputnik, the picture at Sawyer has been altered drastically. From a fighter-interceptor base with limited capabilities, Sawyer apparently will become an SAC (Strategic Air Command) dispersal base with almost unlimited possibilities.