Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

HARVEY — The state will convert a log home in Harvey to a roadside tourist information center after agreeing to buy the property Monday. The home along U.S. 41 near Bayou Road was the center of a dispute last summer between the state and owners Bill and Melanie Flanagan. Plans call for the site to act as a tourist rest and information area. The facility would be manned from morning to around 8 p.m. and offer promotional travel information.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Philip B. Spear and family have sold their interest in Spear & Sons Inc. New officers of the company are George N. Spear, president; Florence M. Spear, vice president; George N. Spear Jr., treasurer; and John S. Peterson, secretary and manager. Spear & Sons is one of the oldest business establishments in Marquette. It is a fuel, lumber and building materials firm. It was founded in 1864 by the late Frank B. Spear, grandfather of both Philip B. and George N. Spear. Spear & Sons yard, warehouses and offices are located 741 W. Washington St. The office was moved from South Front since its inception. Spear’s also has an Ishpeming branch yard and office located on Front Street in that city. It is managed by Donald Bellstrom, Ishpeming.