Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Four members of the Negaunee Township Fire Department (NTFD ) are now certified Level II firefighters by the Michigan State Firefighters Training Council. Certification takes 246 hours of training. Level II is not acquired by many volunteer firemen. A member of the Negaunee Township Fire Department, Mike Slade, completed training May 28, 1965. He is a current Michigan Firefighters Training Council instructor. Certified as of April 22, 1987, were David Anderson, NTFD member since February 1979, Capt. Henry Helins, NTFD member since April 1979, and Dale Rogers, NTFD member since May 1984.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Flanigan Brothers’ new fireproof storage building on Lake street has embodied the most modern ideas of warehouse construction and arrangement. The structure, built of brick, tile, and reinforced concrete is entirely fireproof to protect goods stored there and to obtain the lowest possible insurance rate. The first floor has been leased to the Soo Hardware company, which maintains a branch warehouse here. The second floor will be used exclusively by Flanigan Brothers for furniture storage. The building is served by side tracks for the L.S.& I. and Chicago & Northwester railroads. It was designed by W.G. Miller, Marquette contractor. Flanigan Brothers started their storage business here in 1918.