EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
30 years ago
ISHPEMING — “Good Man in the Woods” will be shown in Ishpeming Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Butler Theatre. Produced and directed by NMU sociology professor Michael Loukinen, the documentary about the Upper Peninsula and its people drew packed houses at its premiere in Calumet last September and the second showing last month in Marquette. Tickets are available for $30. For reservations, call the NMU Development Fund office at 227-2627 or the Mather Inn at 485-4400. A champagne reception and gourmet dinner is included in the ticket price and will be held starting at 3 p.m. in the Mather Inn.
60 years ago
ISHPEMING — Thomas Wolfe said, “You can’t go home again.” Horace Greeley (or one of his reporters) advised young men to go west. Joe Paul, local realtor, went west and found he couldn’t even get away from home. Joe is vacationing in California. He recently wandered into a theater and saw a newsreel which featured Ishpeming. The subject, of course, was the recent FIS ski tournament, biggest jumping event held in the United States this year. A letter received by friends indicates that Californians are going to have to learn how to pronounce “Ishpeming.” The letter from Paul said the city’s name was mentioned, as were the names of the jumpers, many of whom were from Ishpeming. Kind of like old home week, but Paul says it’s warmer out there. No snow. No skiing.