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 – The updated Presque Isle Nature Trail Guide is now available at several locations in the city of Marquette. Out of print since the late 1960’s, Lon Emerick adopted the trail on Presque Isle through the city’s Adopt-a-Park Program. Emerick and John Argeropoulos reconstructed sign markers along the scenic trail, which winds its way through the middle of the park past interesting natural features. The guide was underwritten through a grant from Marquette General Hospital. Copies are available at city hall, Marquette Tourist Park, the Island Store, Presque Isle Depot, Presque Isle Marina, the Tri-City Information Booth at the park, Marquette Area Chamber of Commerce, Marquette Medical-Dental Center and Lakeview Arena.

60 years ago

GWINN – Appearing in a recent issue of the Detroit Free Press was an item titled “A Novack from Forsyth,” regarding Jeanne Novack, a former resident of the township and now a stewardess for Pan American Air Lines. The item was part of a column by Earl Wilson, nationally syndicated columnist, and it also appeared in numerous other cosmopolitan papers throughout the country. Miss Novack is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Novack, who operate a grocery store at Little Lake. When the column appeared, she was home to attend Gwinn’s golden jubilee and a reunion of the Gwinn High School Class of 1948.