Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — It’s been a struggle for members of the Ishpeming Ski Club, but with the National Nordic Combined and 70-meter ski jumping tournaments just around the corner, the Suicide Ski Bowl is finally getting in shape. It hasn’t been for lack of effort that the cross-country trails and 70-meter slide have taken have taken so long to prepare, just lack of snow, and few volunteers helping out.

“We wanted to have it ready at Christmas time but, due to a lack of snow this year, it took a lot more time to get snow out of the trees and near the scaffold,” said ski club president Tom Sodergren, who, along with a handful of volunteers, has spent four hours a day at the ski bowl since early this month.

90 years ago

NEGAUNEE — A new type dental X-ray machine has been delivered here to R.J. Sanreget and is being assembled by L.O. Carlson. The new machine is equipped with one of the new type tubes and has a number of improvements.