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 — A documentary seeking to capture the soul of Upper Peninsula loggers, trappers and commercial fishermen is nearing completion. “Good man in the Woods” is the title of the documentary, a film that producer Michael Loukinen says portrays “Michigan’s ancient callings.” Loukinen said the title of the film is the highest traditional compliment which can be given to a man in the north country. “We have filmed the people who live and work every day in that unforgiving semiwilderness,” Loukinen said. “Lake Superior’s storms, the rugged forests, the awesome blizzards–all are burned into their souls. It’s the expression of that soul which is the focus of the film. “Every scholarly account of the U.P. links its mystique and unique character to its rich immigrant heritage, its remoteness, harsh climate and rugged but beautiful natural environment.”

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Ed Roose of North Lake will hold a “grand opening” of Ed’s Cities Service station Friday and Saturday. The completely rebuilt station at the corner of Main and Bank streets has been in operation for some time, following the speedy demolition of the old station which occupied the spot and construction of the new facilities, which offer much less interferences with traffic and easier entrance from Main Street, in addition to modernized equipment.