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Superior History

James Pickands Marquette entrepreneur

By HUNTER LAING Marquette Regional History Center Special to the Journal MARQUETTE —James Pickands was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1839 and then moved to Cleveland. In 1861 he enlisted in the 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was injured in battle during Sherman’s March across Georgia but ...

U.P. Moments in History

Ground survey, CCI Iron Co, Ishpeming, circa 1915. (Photo courtesy of the Superior View Studio, Marquette)

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE:Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago: ESCANABA – The Nahma Historical Society is trying to obtain state or federal funding to establish a logging museum in Nahma. President Christine Groleau ...

The Cliff-Dow company houses

MARQUETTE — There are some things about the old Cliff-Dow plant in north Marquette that people still remember decades after it closed — the smell, the tar ditch, the toxic chemicals oozing from the ground, and, not to put too fine of a point on it, the smell. But one thing that people may ...

Rev. Addison Shaw: Civil War Chaplain

MARQUETTE — Even in a time of war or perhaps especially in a time of war there is a need for men of peace. Chaplains were essential for maintaining good morale among troops facing the carnage of modern warfare. For young men away from home for extended periods for the first time, chaplains ...