Superior History

Old railroad grade tells story of Harvey

MARQUETTE — Driving on Marquette County Road 480 west of Beaver Grove, an old railroad grade can be seen in a few places paralleling the south side of the highway, particularly in winter when the leaves are gone. After a lot of sleuthing in books, maps and other records I found the old grade ...

The Black Shore Part 2

MARQUETTE — Last week we discussed the “Black Shore” the north side of Marquette’s harbor including the Jackson Iron Dock and the Waterworks building. Around the time the Waterworks project was conceived, The Mining Journal was grousing, “The old Jackson cut is, at present, ...

Marquette’s black shore: Part one

From a heavenly perspective, the harbor on Marquette Bay is shaped like a slightly obtuse angle; a cosmic protractor would measure it at about 110 degrees. In the past the arms of the harbor have embraced both commerce and industry. And yet there is a basic difference between the two sides. For ...

DNR, Epic Races host HeartMISnow

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has partnered with Epic Races to offer the inaugural HeartMISnow Virtual 5K. A portion of the proceeds will go back into Michigan state parks. The HeartMISnow Virtual 5K is an opportunity to get out in Michigan state parks, while ...

Superior history: Why history matters?

Editor’s note: Mr. Emppu Siltaloppi, from Tampere, Finland, spent the academic year of 2015-16 at the archives of Finlandia University pursuing his master’s thesis in history. He was researching the life experiences of Finnish immigrant Fredrik Tuominen, who was a resident miner in ...