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Superior History

Sugarloaf obelisk centennial on tap

EDITOR’S NOTE: This work was adapted and updated from an article originally published in the Lake Superior Port Cities Magazine in March/April 1986. MARQUETTE — Just north of Marquette, high on top of Sugarloaf Mountain guarding Lake Superior’s Partridge Bay, stands a stone monument. ...

Roscoe Young led early railroad building in Marquette, Alger counties

MARQUETTE — Few have had the influence on railroad building in Alger and Marquette counties as Roscoe Young, who spent over 40 years surveying routes and constructing rail lines stretching from west of Ishpeming to near Grand Marais—from 1895 to 1937. Born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin , in ...

Palestra’s colorful history recalled

MARQUETTE — The first building in the world specifically for ice hockey was the Palestra, built in Laurium in 1904. It opened in on Dec. 16, 1904 with a professional game between the Portage Lake Hockey Club and Calumet Miners in front of 3,000 spectators. Calumet won 4-3. The building ...