Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — Marquette General Hospital is planning a $25 million expansion across College Avenue from its existing complex. The construction, tentatively scheduled to begin in May 1988, would include a five-story mental health and substance abuse facility and a four-level parking structure — both connected to the main hospital by a walkway over College Avenue. The plan is the first step in a four-year expansion plan developed by the hospital’s board of directors, said board President Harlan Larson this morning.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Population in the Marquette Branch Prison touched a new record with the arrival here of seven men convicted in recorder’s court in Detroit, and added further to prison official’s problem of congestion. There are now 999 men here, the largest number to be confined at one time. There are cell accommodations for only 666 men.