Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

BARAGA — Not all Baraga Township residents are ready to give a friendly small-town welcome to a 400-bed maximum security state prison. In contrast to a generally favorable attitude toward the state’s other Upper Peninsula prison site in Munising, sentiment in Baraga Township is mixed, said township resident Edward Ekdahl, co-chairman of the Baraga Township Right to Vote Committee. “Everyone was led to believe that all of us would welcome the prison with open arms. And that is not the case in Baraga Township.”

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — “Thurmond the Great,” Oriental mystic and crystal gazer, will be here at the Delft tomorrow and Wednesday as the second program on the regular vaudeville circuit to be established here.