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 — Five area grocery stores will participate in a special food festival to promote healthy heart foods during tours of the stores next week. The fourth annual food festival, conducted by the American Heart Association of Michigan and affiliate heart associations, is taking place throughout the nation to help people learn how to make healthy eating choices. A variety of free information will be available at participating stores, including heart-healthy dessert recipes. A cookbook raffle will take place and customers are asked to bring a calculator. Marquette grocery stores participating in this year’s event include Festival Foods, where a store tour will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Red Owl at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Dick’s Family Foods at 7 p.m. Thursday. Big Dollar Foods of Ishpeming will conduct a store tour at 2 p.m. Wednesday and Jim’s IGA of Negaunee will take part at 6 p.m. Thursday.

60 years ago

IRONWOOD — Charles G. Dawes, vice president of the United States, was a Gogebic county visitor last week. Coming to Watersmeet from Phelps, WI, he went to a chain of lakes west of Watersmeet to fish for bass during the day. He was then taken to the lakes by Supervisor Pat Kelly, of Watersmeet. Mr. Dawes was not without the pipe with which everyone who has seen photographs of the vice president is familiar. Mr. Dawes has been a guest of Dr. Frankenthal, of Chicago, at the physician’s summer home at Phelps. Dr. Frankenthal, C. M. Christiansen, of Phelps, and Mr. Dawes’ son accompanied him to Watersmeet. They drove to Watersmeet and left almost immediately for the bass lakes region.